30 Jul 2019 10:07

Sakhalin could see full gasification within five years - minister

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. July 30 (Interfax) - The level of gasification in Sakhalin Region could increase to 100% in the next five years from about a third at present, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said after a meeting with the region's acting governor, Valery Limarenko.

"There are plans to achieve a figure of almost 100% for gasification of Sakhalin Region in the next four to five years. The Energy Ministry will facilitate this," Novak said.

The level of gasification in the region stood at 37.2% as of January 1, 2019, Gazprom data show.