Chernomorsky LNG Terminal

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Chernomorsky LNG Terminal (Russian: Черноморский СПГ) was a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Russia.[1] As of April 2024, there have not been any development updates for two years, and this project is presumed to be shelved.


The terminal was proposed to be located on the shore of the Black Sea.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gazprom[1]
  • Owner: Gazprom[1]
  • Parent company: Gazprom
  • Location: along the Black Sea in Russia[1]
  • Coordinates: 44.15086520786753, 39.037080799012905 (approximate)[2]
  • Capacity: 0.5 - 1.5 mtpa[1]
  • Trains:
  • Status: Shelved[3]
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Start year: 2025[1][4]
  • Cost: 0.5-2 billion USD[5]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


According to Gazprom, the proposed Chernomorsky LNG facility is to be built near a Russian Black Sea port and fed with gas from the existing trunkline network; the facility is projected to produce between 500,000 and 1.5 million tonnes per year of LNG.[1]

Chernomorsky LNG may be built by as early as 2025, according to Gazprom, although some sources report that this is an overly optimistic assessment.[1] The terminal's main focus will be high-value LNG spot sales, such as ship bunkering and small scale LNG deliveries, to target locations with limited or no access to pipeline gas.[4] The target consumers are countries along the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.[2]

In January 2022, this project was included in a report prepared for the 8th annual international LNG Congress of Russia.[6] As of April 2024, there have not been any development updates since March 2022, and this project is presumed to be shelved.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Vladimir Afanasiev, Gazprom and Rosneft shed light on Russian LNG export ambitions, Upstream Online, March 25, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Правительство утвердило долгосрочную программу развития СПГ" (in русский). 2021-03-22. Retrieved 2023-06-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "«Газпром» может построить «Владивосток СПГ» и «Черноморский СПГ» к 2025 году". Mar 22, 2021. Retrieved Apr 19, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Nine noteworthy LNG projects by 2027". LNG Industry. December 23, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Investment Projects". LNG Russia Congress. Retrieved July 25, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Новые проекты Дальнего Востока представят на «СПГ Конгрессе Россия»". Agency Devon Inform (in русский). Jan 18, 2022. Retrieved Apr 19, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)