Gas transmission and storage
Gas transmission system development
Gazprom works to create new transmission capacities to supply gas from new production regions, expand the existing gas transmission corridors, and diversify its gas transmission routes.
At present, the Company has the following priority projects in the field of gas transmission:
One of Gazprom’s strategic goals is to increase the volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in its portfolio. LNG is a tool that will help Gazprom considerably expand the range of new available markets and build up exports.
In order to boost its own LNG production, Gazprom implements the construction project for the third production train within Sakhalin II (up to 5.4 million tons per year) and the Baltic LNG project (10 million tons per year).
Underground gas storage
The Company’s long-term plans include the development of the underground gas storage network in Russia and abroad.
The strategic goal in developing Russian UGS capacities is to reach the daily withdrawal level of 1 billion cubic meters.
To achieve this goal, it is planned to:
- reconstruct, upgrade, and expand the capacities of the existing UGS facilities;
- establish and enhance peak load storage capacities in rock salt deposits;
- create new UGS facilities in the regions with considerable gas consumption.
Gazprom intends to build helium concentrate storage facilities in eastern Russia to ensure comprehensive field development in the region.
As for the international UGS network, Gazprom Group’s goal is to ramp up its UGS capacities to at least 5 per cent of its annual exports by 2030. However, priority is given to the Group’s own UGS capacities, i.e. foreign infrastructural facilities with Gazprom Group’s share ownership.