Gazprom, partner advance LNG-chemical plan

Gazprom and RusGasDobycha have begun implementing plans for a large natural gas liquefaction and processing complex on the Gulf of Finland near Ust-Luga, Russia. The companies decided on final configuration of the complex, which will process 45 billion cu m/year of gas and yield 13 million tonnes/year of LNG, as much as 4 million tpy of ethane, and more than 2.2 million tpy of LPG.

Gazprom and RusGasDobycha have begun implementing plans for a large natural gas liquefaction and processing complex on the Gulf of Finland near Ust-Luga, Russia.

The companies decided on final configuration of the complex, which will process 45 billion cu m/year of gas and yield 13 million tonnes/year of LNG, as much as 4 million tpy of ethane, and more than 2.2 million tpy of LPG.

LNG and LPG are to be exported. Ethane will feed a chemical plant planned by RusGasDobycha through its Baltic Chemical Complex special-purpose entity. Target output of the complex is more than 3 million tpy of polymers.

For the joint LNG-processing complex, Gazprom will supply wet natural gas produced from Achimov and Valanginian deposits in the Nadym-Pur-Taz region of the Yamal Peninsula.

About 20 billion cu m/year of residual gas will flow into Gazprom’s gas transmission system.

The first train is due onstream in the second half of 2023. RusKhimAlyans, a 50-50 special-purpose venture of Gazprom and RusGazDobycha, will operate the project.

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