30 Aug 2022 11:58

Gazprom to build LNG production site with capacity of 3,000 tonnes/hour in Saratov Region - authorities

Saratov. Aug 30 (Interfax) - Gazprom LNG Technologies LLC intends to build a plant in the Saratov Region for production of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the regional government said in a statement in its official Telegram channel.

Acting regional governor Roman Busargin has signed the relevant documents with the company's management.

It is expected that investments in the project will exceed 3 billion rubles, the statement reads.

The complex is due to produce 3 tons of liquefied natural gas per hour. LNG will be used as motor fuel. Additional plans call for building gas filling stations on the Samara-Engels-Volgograd and Saratov-Ozinki roads.

At the moment the company is choosing a site for construction of an LNG plant in one of the region's districts.

"For us this is a new vector, which opens up prospects in terms of logistics and transport. This project also solves the task set by the president of the Russian Federation - to use liquefied gas in the country's domestic market. The company will be supported in allocation of a land plot and grid connection," Busargin was cited as saying in the statement.

According to the website of Gazprom LNG Technologies LLC, it is a specialized company within Gazprom Group appointed as a single operator for small-scale LNG production projects.

Its core business is the construction of low-tonnage natural gas liquefaction complexes. Gazprom LNG Technologies is also engaged in arranging logistics for LNG delivery to distribution points, setting up sales infrastructure, and converting transport and end-user equipment to use LNG as a fuel for internal combustion engines and power plants.