Portovaya LNG Terminal

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Portovaya LNG Terminal is an operating LNG export terminal in Vyborgsky district, Leningrad oblast, Russia.

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Project details

Trains 1 and 2

  • Owner: Gazprom
  • Parent company: Gazprom
  • Location: Vyborgsky district, Leningrad oblast, Russia
  • Coordinates: 60.523347, 28.130122 (exact)
  • Capacity: 1.5 mtpa[1][2] (presumed to be 0.75 mtpa each)
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Trains: 2
  • Type: Export
  • Start year: 2022[1]

Train 3

  • Owner: Gazprom
  • Parent company: Gazprom
  • Location: Vyborgsky district, Leningrad oblast, Russia
  • Coordinates: 60.523347, 28.130122 (exact)
  • Capacity: 2 mtpa[4]
  • Status: Proposed[4]
  • Trains: 1
  • Type: Export
  • Start year:

Background

Originally scheduled for completion in 2019, the Portovaya project is an LNG export terminal under construction near the Russia-Finland border. Gas for the terminal is to be sourced from a trunk pipeline connected to the Portovaya compression station, the same station that feeds the Nord Stream Gas Pipeline.[1][5]

In November 2021, project owner Gazprom reported that construction of the project was "in its final stage".[6] In January 2022, with tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, Russian authorities conducted an emergency inspection of the terminal site to check construction status. The terminal is seen as a key alternative source of LNG deliveries to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad in the event that pipeline deliveries via Belarus and Lithuania are halted.[1] Peton, the contractor responsible for building the terminal, has stated that LNG production should begin in 2022.[1]

In September 2022, the terminal started producing LNG at two production lines. Portovaya is set to supply LNG to Russia's Kaliningrad region, sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland.[3] In the same month, Gazprom announced plans to expand the existing terminal with a third liquefaction train using domestic technology, with the potential for additional capacity of 2 mtpa.[4]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Afanasiev, Vladimir (January 28, 2022). "Russia anxious on progress of strategic Baltic LNG project". Upstream Online.
  2. Kaliningrad FSRU set to return to Russian exclave, Argus Media, Jan. 3, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gazprom Starts Producing LNG at Plant Near Nord Stream Pipeline, Bloomberg, Sep. 6, 2022
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 LNG Prime Staff (2022-09-16). "Gazprom plans to expand Portovaya LNG terminal". LNG Prime. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  5. Gazprom: Portovaya LNG Plant to Be Used for Bunkering Marine Vessels in Russia, World Maritime News, Dec. 28, 2018
  6. Russia’s Gazprom to launch Portovaya LNG project, LNG Prime, Nov. 29, 2021

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