Gazprom company announced that it has signed several cooperation agreements, during the Eastern Economic Forum 2021, for constructing projects in Russia’s Far East, a press release issued by Gazprom declared.
The company elaborated that it has signed cooperation agreement with the Sakhalin Region and State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom for establishing a plant in the Sakhalin Region to produce hydrogen from natural gas via steam methane reforming with capture of carbon dioxide.
In line with this agreement, Rosatom will search for the possibilities of constructing the plant and the logistics infrastructure for supplying hydrogen to consumers. The regional government is ready to facilitate a favorable investment climate, as well as to consider the possibility of taking part in the creation of the requisite infrastructure. For its part, Gazprom will explore the possibility of supplying gas as feedstock for the aforementioned plant.
In addition, Gazprom Helium Service and Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (RFEADC) signed a Cooperation Agreement for the creation of a Complex for natural gas liquefaction (LNG) in the Svobodnensky District, Amur Region.
Under the terms of this agreement, Gazprom will produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) for its in-house vehicle fleet and regional consumers. While, RFEADC will provide assistance to Gazprom in obtaining the residency status in the Svobodny PDA and also in the provision of all required infrastructure for the Complex.
Moreover, Gazprom Helium Service and the Government of the Amur Region has signed cooperation agreement for providing a possibility for the boiler houses of Belogorsk to use the LNG produced by the Complex.