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Gazprom to build infrastructure for an LNG terminal in Kamchatka
The infrastructure will be built by Gazprom for the construction of a floating regasification station in the Avacha Bay of the Kamchatka Territory. Such an instruction was given by Vladimir Putin during a working meeting.
According to the press service of the government of the Kamchatka Territory, there is now a shortage of gas in the region. The production never reached the target: instead of the planned volume of 700 million cubic meters per year, about 250 million cubic meters were produced. At the same time, the level of gas production continues to decline. Because of this, in 2020, it was necessary to transfer part of the boiler houses of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to fuel oil again.
The issue could be resolved, according to the Acting Governor of Kamchatka, Vladimir Solodov, by a project to build a floating LNG regasification station. The investor, NOVATEK, has already developed a feasibility study and received an agreement to locate the station in Avacha Bay.
The construction of modern infrastructure would help speed up the project. During a working meeting with the head of Kamchatka, the President ordered the development of an infrastructure construction project jointly with Gazprom. At the same time, it is also planned to replace utilities communications, the wear of which is about 70% in the region.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense refused to build the terminal due to the strategic importance of the bay, permission was obtained only this year... Now the investor intends complete the design of structures and terminal infrastructure. 3,5 billion rubles were allocated for the construction of the terminal itself. The total investment is estimated at 20 billion rubles.