Novak urged to find a resource base for 34 million tons of LNG projects per year
MOSCOW, March 7 – RIA Novosti. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak also announced the need to find a resource base of 34 million tons per year for LNG projects in Russia.
“For an additional 34 million tons of LNG per year, it is necessary to find an additional resource base for projects, organize complex interaction between authorities and companies, ensure the localization of large and medium-sized equipment for the LNG industry, take measures. Reduce administrative barriers,” said Novak, Russia In a message on the Federation government’s website.
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“The Ministry of Energy, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade … will develop a roadmap for localization of equipment and technologies for LNG production, assessment of demand, status assessment with staff training, and new promising projects. A resource base,” the report says.
It was also noted that Novak instructed the participants in the meeting to form working groups in these areas and to evaluate the level of independence in imports in the sector.
The Deputy Prime Minister noted that the strategic task and future of Russian gas exports is the development of LNG production, which in the medium term should reach at least 100 million tons per year. Novak added that the production is approximately 33 million tons, according to the projects implemented so far. With the Ust-Luga facility and Arctic LNG 2 projects under construction, Russia will be able to produce 66 million tons of LNG per year.
Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Energy attended the meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister; Leading companies implementing LNG projects – Gazprom, Novatek, Rosneft, Rosatom; As well as Russian scientists, including the rector of the St. Petersburg Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko.
As explained in the statement, a road map should be created on the condition that “the project that meets 80 percent of the sector’s needs from domestic technologies”. Accordingly, during this work, it is necessary to monitor the opportunities and risks of Russian LNG production taking into account global demand, consolidate the plans of companies to create and purchase equipment and technologies, and then organize their series. producing.
In September last year, Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, estimated the need for additional funds of 15 billion rubles by 2025 for the development of LNG equipment in Russia. He noted that the department is already working to find them. A total of 3 billion rubles were allocated for research and development work on LNG equipment in 2022.
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