11 Sep 2023 18:50

Intercompany conflicts should not slow down gasification in the regions of the Far East - Putin

MOSCOW. Sept 11 (Interfax) - Gasification of the Far East remains one of Russia's priorities; the solution to this problem should not be hampered by disputes between gas producers, President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting on the implementation of the program for the development of Far Eastern cities, which is being held as part of the Eastern Economic Forum.

"Gasification of the Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories, the Amur Region and the Jewish Autonomous Region is among our priorities. I won't go into detail now, as I think many understand what I'm talking about. Our companies are sorting things out there, but people should not suffer because of this. This is important for improving the quality of life of people, and for the dynamic development of these territories," the President said.

He instructed the Russian government to identify a supplier of last resort by the end of 2023, which, on the basis of long-term contracts, will provide gas supplies to the Khabarovsk agglomeration.

In 2025, a multi-year contract for gas shipments from the Sakhalin 1 project to consumers in the Khabarovsk Territory ends.

Gazprom has been negotiating for a long time to purchase gas from the Sakhalin 1 project.