Russia’s state-owned energy company Gazprom PJSC has produced liquefied natural gas, or LNG, for the first time. The company produced small-scale LNG off the Baltic coast near the recently closed Nord Stream-1 pipeline.
This information is known according to the report published by Bloomberg. Vitaly Markelov, deputy chief executive officer of Gazprom,
said at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok recently that about 30,000 tons of super-chilled fuel have been produced in two production lines at Portovaya LNG. A tanker has already been replaced. Anat is expected to arrive there soon.
Russia supplies gas to Germany through this pipeline. But Russia on Saturday (September 3) indefinitely cut gas supplies to the Nord Stream pipeline, adding a new dimension to Europe’s ongoing energy crisis.
Markelov said a 72-hour test was completed at the LNG plant on Monday (September 5). But some office work is still left.
Note that the annual capacity of Portovia LNG is 1.5 million tons.