20 Feb 2024 14:00

Plans to construct LNG plant as part of Sakhalin-1 remain - Novak

MOSCOW. Feb 20 (Interfax) - Russia plans to increase the production of liquefied natural gas from the current 33 million tonnes to 100 million tonnes by 2035, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said during the Russia Forum.

Novak said that the Russian president has set this goal for the industry. "This is an ambitious task. It is necessary to develop LNG production clusters to achieve it," he added.

According to Novak's presentation, production is expected to increase from 20 million tonnes to 60 million tonnes of LNG per year in the Yamal cluster, from 2.2 million tonnes to 15 million tonnes in the Baltic cluster, from 11 million tonnes to 15 million tonnes in the Sakhalin cluster, and capacity of 20 million tonnes per year is expected to be built in the new cluster in the Murmansk Region.

As Novak clarified in a conversation with journalists, an increase in production in the Sakhalin cluster is planned through the Sakhalin-1 project. "There is a declared Sakhalin-1 project. There are plans, and no one has abandoned them," Novak said.