Meeting on construction of branch pipeline to Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk held

Today the Gazprom Headquarters has hosted a meeting dedicated to construction of a branch pipeline to the towns of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk and to prospects of gasification in the Arkhangelsk Oblast. The meeting was moderated by Alexander Ananenkov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

Attending the meeting were heads and specialists of the core business units of Gazprom and its subsidiaries including Severgazprom, Giprospetsgaz and Mezhregiongaz.

The parties mentioned that the construction of the branch pipeline from the Ukhta-Torzhok gas main system to the towns of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk was running according to the schedule. Two large administrative and industrial centers in the Arkhangelsk Oblast will be additionally gasified and the regional gasification level will be increased after the gas pipeline construction is completed.

Additionally Promgaz developed a General Scheme for the regional gasification, which was approved by the Arkhangelsk Oblast authorities. The General Scheme execution will enable to provide gas to the regional consumers.

The meeting participants addressed the necessity for the Arkhangelsk Oblast Administration to timely execute the work on preparing consumers for gas intake.

The Gazprom core business units as well as Severgazprom, Giprospetsgaz and Mezhregiongaz were tasked to complete the branch pipeline construction.


The branch pipeline from the Ukhta-Torzhok gas main system (Nyuksenitsa compressor station) to the towns of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk has been constructed since 1988. The total length of the branch pipeline is more than 2.5 bcm. The design capacity is 3.3 bcm per annum. Nearly 375 km of the gas pipeline has been currently constructed.

Gazprom, the Arkhangelsk Oblast Administration and Severgaz facilitate investment in construction of the gas pipeline. Gazprom finalize purchasing the co-investors rights.

Within the execution of the Agreement of cooperation between Gazprom and the Arkhangelsk Oblast signed in October 2004 Gazprom constructed 7 gasification facilities in the region originating from the branch pipeline to the towns of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk. The construction of additional 3 gas pipelines will be completed in the end of 2008.

Information Directorate, OAO Gazprom

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