Photo: Igor Zarembo / RIA Novosti
In the Kaliningrad region has launched a marine terminal for natural gas and floating regasification unit (PGU) “Marshal Vasilevskiy”. This helped to make the region independent of other countries, said at the opening ceremony, the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, RIA Novosti reported.
“Completely disconnected the supply of gas through the main gas pipeline “Minsk-Vilnius-Kaunas-Kaliningrad”” he said.
The ceremony was also attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. He stressed that in the latter the energy security of the region paid greater attention, including from-for plans of the Baltic States on the withdrawal from the Russian energy ring.
“Actually, that’s their business, additional taxpayers’ money will be invested there,” said he. According to the President, the new terminal completely covers all of the gas needs of the Kaliningrad region. Previously, the region separated from the main territory of Russia by other States, was totally dependent on transit.
“Marshal Vasilevsky” — the only floating regasification installation in Russia. Coming back in the form of liquefied fuel will be processed in the gaseous state and then transported through gas transportation system to consumers or to the Kaliningrad underground storage facility.
Fuel tanks installation — 174 thousand cubic meters. Daily productivity of the marine terminal for natural gas and 13.2 million cubic meters. The new infrastructure will allow to receive and process up to 3.7 billion cubic meters per year.
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