2 Nov 2023 14:38

SIBUR, Gazprom Helium Service sign agreement on LNG supplies for Amur GCC

BLAGOVESCHENSK. Nov 2 (Interfax) - SIBUR and Gazprom Helium Service have signed an agreement on supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as motor fuel for vehicles at the Amur Gas Chemical Complex (Amur GCC) that the Russian petrochemical group is building in Amur Region.

The document was signed by SIBUR LLC managing director Marina Medvedeva and Gazprom Helium Service LLC CEO Lyubov Brish, Amur GCC's press service said.

SIBUR and its transport contractors are considering expanding the use of vehicles that run on LNG at the Amur GCC. They are exploring the possibility of fueling vehicles at Gazprom Helium Service LNG filling stations and signing an LNG supply contract in future, Amur GCC said.

Gazprom Helium Service said it is considering supplying LNG for fueling vehicles from Gazprom's small-scale plant in Amur Region.

Gazprom Helium Service launched the small LNG plant with capacity to produce 1.5 tonnes per hour, or 12,600 tonnes per year in the Svobodnensky district of Amur Region in September. The plant will provide for autonomous gasification of socially important facilities in the region and supply fuel for natural gas vehicles in the company's own fleet and those of other commercial customers.

SIBUR, together with China's Sinopec, is building the Amur GCC, one of the largest polyethylene and polypropylene facilities in the world with capacity to produce 2.7 million tonnes of finished product per year, in the Svobodnensky district. As part of the project, the company is moving to convert the vehicle fleet being used to natural gas. The region's first methane station was earlier built at the Amur GCC to fuel buses and other vehicles that are part of the project.

Gazprom Helium Service is the Gazprom Group's operator for investment projects using cryogenic technology.