26 May 2016

Gazprom Export will start selling LNG to Europe from the small scale LNG plant commissioned in Pskov

Today the festive opening of a small scale LNG producing plant in Pskov took place. The facility is equipped with a CNG filling station. The owner and operator of the plant is Cryogas Pskov, a member of Gazprombank Group.

In the course of the festive opening representatives of Gazprom Export and Eesti Gaas signed a Memorandum of understanding to cooperate in supplying Estonia with LNG produced at the plant. In particular, LNG from the facility is planned to be used as bunkering fuel for marine vessels.

In addition Gazprom Export plans to supply products from the plant to traditional European markets, to serve autonomous gasification and road transport fueling.

“Commissioning of a new state-of-the-art plant will allow using an environmentally-friendly energy source more actively — both domestically and Europe-wide — Director General of Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova said. — It is important that plant’s products will be used in such a promising sector of the European market as ship bunkering”.

Gazprom Export continues its work on the expansion of the presence on small-scale LNG markets in Europe. At the moment the company delivers ssLNG to Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia and Germany.

Background information

“Cryogas-Pskov” LLC is a subsidiary of “Cryogas” CJSC. The company is a general design engineer and general contractor of Pskov CLNG project. “Gazprombank” JSC owns 100% shares of “Cryogas” CJSC. The plant’s capacity is 3 tons of LNG per hour (up to 23 000 thousand tons of LNG annually). Most of the productions will be exported to foreign markets through “Gazprom Export” LLC.

Related sections:
Gas motor fuel, LNG

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