The Japex SKS Corporation will build a liquefied petroleum gas plant on Sakhalin with an annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes. Work has already been started on its feasibility study. Corporation experts are currently holding consultations for this purpose with the Department for the Development of Mineral Raw Materials Resources and the Rosneft-Sakhalinmorneftegas Company. The Japanese corporation is expected to launch construction jobs already in 2003 and to start deliveries to Japan of the liquefied propane-butane mixture obtained from petroleum gas one year later. The plant will be put up near the oil and gas deposits worked by Rosneft-Sakhalinmorneftegas. Land deposits are to be used at the outset, but petroleum gas from the continental shelf may eventually be used, too.