Gazprom developing design documentation
Gazprom Management Committee has set up a special-purpose company – Gazprom LNG Vladivostok – is set up to implement the Vladivostok-LNG project. The design documentation is being developed with a view to be completed in the third quarter of 2014.
Nord Stream pipeline launch on Nov. 8
Gazprom expects the Nord Stream gas pipeline to be put into operation on 8 November 2011. Construction of the first line is complete, with approximately 60% of the second section of the project to be completed.
Preparations for feeding Nord Stream well underway
On 16 August this year, Gazprom reported on a meeting in St Petersburg dedicated to the engineering and construction of various gas pipelines and compressor stations in Northwestern Russia, as well as the expansion of the Gryazovets gas hub.
BEHIND THE NEWS: Rumblings from Russia
I have had some interesting communiqués from Russia this week concerning a major gas project.
Sci-tech cooperation agreement
The two Shtokman partners, Gazprom and Statoil plan to expand cooperation through a sci-tech cooperation program.
TMK supplies pipeline
TMK has began shipments of longitudinal welded large-diameter pipes to Gazprom for the construction of the Sakhalin - Khabarovsk - Vladivostok gas pipeline.
The Netherlands: gas storage project
Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. and Gazprom have agreed to jointly develop a gas storage project in the Netherlands.
Sakhalin-2 costs to rise
Costs on the politically sensitive Royal Dutch Shell-led Sakhalin-2 gas project in Russia could rise to USD 28 billion, the Observer reported citing a leaked Russian government report.
Gazprom to develop Shtokman alone
Russia-based OAO Gazprom has announced on 9 October that it will develop giant Shtokman (Shtokmanovskoye) natural gas-condensate field in the Barents Sea without foreign partners and will pipe the gas to Europe rather than convert it to LNG for North American markets as had been planned.
Russia and Kazakhstan in gas venture
The presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan, Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev, have signed a deal creating a joint venture to process natural gas from Kazakhstan's giant Karachaganak field at Russia's Orenburg refinery.