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Monday, June 8, Gazprom signed a major contract for himself for the supply of gas in Russia. The term of the agreement is 20 years and its volume is 900 billion cubic meters. This was stated by the official representative of “Gazprom” Sergei Kupriyanov, reports owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC.
The agreement was signed with OOO “Rochemolles”, half of which belongs to “Gazprom” and the other “JSC Rushanabutsu”. The company is the operator of the construction of the processing complex and liquefied natural gas in the area of Ust-Luga in the Leningrad region.
As noted in the press release, the agreement ensures long-term raw material supply of the integrated complex, which will be the largest in North-Western Europe to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) with a capacity of more than 13 million tons.
The project of Ust-Luga consists of two related industries. Second, gas and chemical, “Rushanabutsu” plans to build without the participation of “Gazprom”, although technologically both plants will be connected.
The total cost of the project, according to preliminary estimates, is 2.4 trillion rubles. However, in January it became known that she could increase significantly. The fact that this draft does not include spending on the construction of infrastructure for shipment of products, as well as for storage of reserve of ethane.
The head of VEB.Of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov said earlier that the money for the construction of a gas chemical complex was planned to allocate from the national welfare Fund (NWF), but due to the economic crisis, funding sources will have to be revised. One option will be the creation of collective investment funds of citizens.
The project is important for Gazprom, as it will allow you to compete in the LNG market in Europe in case problems occur with pipeline supplies.
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