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Gazprom: an update

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According to the board, Gazprom is making extensive efforts to set up new gas production, transmission and processing facilities. It is also working to develop existing capacities. It is working to fulfil its aims at maintaining a high level of energy security in Russia, improving the reliability of gas supplies to consumers, creating conditions for entering new markets and boosting gas exports.

The company is advancing in regions. One focus is the execution of the Eastern Gas programme. In eastern Russia, Gazprom has already established new gas production centers in Sakhalin and Kamchatka and built the Sakhali- Khabarovsk-Vladivostok gas transmission system.

As part of the Sakhalin III project, new development wells are being built at the Kirinskoye field, with geological exploration and predevelopment underway at the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field. A new field has recently been discovered at the Yuzhno-Lunskaya structure within the Kirinsky prospect, which is also part of the Sakhalin III project.

Current endeavors include pre-development of the Chayandinskoye field and geological exploration of the Kovyktinskoye field. These fields form the basis for the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centres, respectively. The construction of the Power of Siberia gas trunkline is also in full swing. This pipeline will supply gas from the above production centres to consumers in Russia’s Far East and China.

In the Arctic, Gazprom is focused on exploring the Yamal Peninsula, a region that holds strategic importance for Russia’s gas industry in the long term. The pre-development of Yamal’s largest field (Bovanenkovskoye) continues.

Gazprom is making comprehensive steps to expand the gas transmission system in the corridor from the Yamal Peninsula to the Gulf of Finland. It intends to ensure additional gas deliveries to northwestern Russia for gas supply to and gasification of Russian regions, as well as gas exports via the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The Bovanenkovo, Ukhta and Ukhta Torzhok gas pipelines are already in operation. Gazprom has started to reconstruct the existing gas pipelines in the Leningrad region. Moreover, Gazprom is paying great attention to improving the reliability of gas supplies to the Kaliningrad region.

Substantial efforts have been made to develop the gas transmission system in southwestern Russia. As of today, gas transmission throughput totals 31.5 billion m3 have within the Southern Corridor project. This means that conditions are now in place for feeding gas into TurkStream.

Adapted from press release by Anna Nicklin

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