Gazprom Developing Gas Transmission System for Benefit of Russian Consumers

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 9/28/2023, Location: Asia

The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the ongoing work on expanding capacities of the trunkline infrastructure including the renovation of the “locked” gas distribution stations (with fully utilized capacities).

It was noted that Gazprom consistently and comprehensively expands the gas transmission system across Russia – the longest gas transmission system in the world. First and foremost, this work is aimed at ensuring the high reliability of gas supplies to Russian consumers. In 2022–2023, the Company built some 3,000 kilometers of the linear parts of gas trunklines and gas pipeline branches, over 80 gas compressor units with an aggregate capacity of 1,800 MW and more than 130 gas distribution stations (including renovated and re-equipped ones), which are now brought into operation or planned to be put onstream.

The entire length of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline is in operation in eastern Russia. The pipeline provides the necessary conditions for gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in population centers which are located along the gas pipeline route. Natural gas is flowing to boiler houses and enterprises, including those in the town of Tsiolkovsky. Currently, the gas pipeline is being expanded by building the loopings and increasing compressor capacities.

Gazprom continues to enhance the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline's capacities. The pipeline's throughput is being increased, inter alia, to meet the growing demand for gas in the Primorye and Khabarovsk Territories.

In order to increase gas supplies to consumers in the northwest of Russia, Gazprom puts onstream the planned compressor capacities of the northern gas transmission corridor. The Company is collecting the initial data required for designing the Volkhov – Murmansk gas trunkline. The Pochinki – Anapa gas pipeline is under construction for the benefit of current and future consumers in the Southern Federal District.

The Company pays special attention to the re-equipment and reconstruction of gas distribution stations with fully utilized capacities. It helps increase the capacity of gas distribution stations and connect new consumers to these facilities. In 2023, the capacities of 74 such GDSs were expanded. It was pointed out at the meeting of the Management Committee that the “locked” GDSs do not hold back the implementation of the programs for additional gas infrastructure expansion.

The issue of the ongoing work on expanding capacities of the trunkline infrastructure including the renovation of the “locked” gas distribution stations will be submitted for consideration by the Gazprom Board of Directors.

The Management Committee also approved the 2024–2028 Comprehensive Program for the reconstruction and re-equipment of Gazprom's gas transmission facilities.


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