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Gazprom commissions Kaliningrad UGS facility

25th September 2013

The new facility will provide up to 12 million cubic meters of gas per day for the region

The Kaliningrad UGS facility
The facility includes two gas tanks with a total working capacity of 52 mcm and maximum daily deliverability of 4.8 mcm of gas

Russian oil giant Gazprom announced on Monday that it has commissioned a new underground gas storage (UGS) facility in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.


The facility already includes two gas tanks with a total working capacity of 52 million cubic meters (mcm) and maximum daily deliverability of 4.8 mcm of gas ready to be operated. Another five independent tanks with a combined working capacity of around 261 mcm will be constructed.


The facility is the latest project to be commissioned by Gazprom through the gasification agreement signed in 2005 between Gazprom and the Kaliningrad Region Administration. As a result of these projects, Gazprom said that in 2012 they supplied the region with 2.17 billion cubic meters of gas.


In 2009, the company also increased the throughput of the Minsk/Vilnius/Kaunas/Kaliningrad gas pipeline to 2.5 billion cubic meters a year.


During the UGS commissioning ceremony, Gazprom chairman Alexy Miller and Kaliningrad governor Nikolai Tsukanov also signed an agreement of understanding and cooperation for the construction of an LNG regasification terminal on the Baltic coast of the Kaliningrad Region. 

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