Alexey Miller and Vasily Yurchenko discuss Novosibirsk Oblast gasification
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Vasily Yurchenko, Governor of the Novosibirsk Oblast.
The focus of the meeting fell on the regional gasification issues. It was noted that in 2011 Gazprom would finish construction of two inter-settlement gas pipelines in the Novosibirsk Oblast: Iskitim – Chernorechensky – Lebedevka and Kuibyshev – Nagornoye with the total length of 24 kilometers.
Deliberating on the regional gasification prospects the parties also discussed the proposal by the Oblast's Government relevant to the Company's participation in gasification of the Toguchina town and the Ordynskoye settlement. Gasification of these population centers requires construction of three gas distribution stations, gas laterals and inter-settlement gas pipelines with the total length of 130 kilometers. Gazprom will take the decision to participate relying on the results of the feasibility study to be elaborated by the Novosibirsk Oblast Government.
The meeting resolved to include the project for building a gas lateral to and a gas distribution station in the Moshkovo settlement in the 2012–2013 Gasification Program.
Gazprom and the Novosibirsk Oblast Government signed the Agreement of Cooperation in 2005 and extended it in 2010. The Accord on Gasification was signed in 2005. The documents have no expiry date.
Natural gas penetration in the Novosibirsk Oblast makes up 4.6 per cent (63.1 per cent throughout Russia).
From 2006 to 2010 Gazprom invested RUB 1.74 billion in the Novosibirsk Oblast gasification. These funds were used to build 18 inter-settlement gas pipelines with the total length of 194 kilometers. In 2011 the Company allocated RUB 178 million for the regional gasification.