Vladivostok LNG Terminal
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Vladivostok LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Primorye, Russia.
- Owner: Gazprom; INPEX; Itochu; Japan Petroleum Exploration Co Ltd (Japex); Marubeni Corporation
- Parent company: Gazprom; INPEX; Itochu; Japan Petroleum Exploration Co Ltd (Japex); Marubeni Corporation
- Location: Vladivostok, Khasan, Primorye, Russia
- Coordinates: 43.133333, 131.9 (approximate)
- Type: Export
- Trains: 3
- Capacity: 1.5 mtpa
- Status: Proposed
- Start Year: 2025
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Vladivostok LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Primorye, Russia. Construction of the 5 mtpa Train 1 was originally scheduled to be complete in 2018 and the 8.6 mtpa Train 2 in 2020.
Global Risk Insights reported in October of 2017 that the project was delayed until 2020 due to a lack of funding and low fuel prices.
In March 2021, Gazprom reaffirmed to Russian authorities that the capacity of Vladivostok LNG in the country's far east is not expected to exceed 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) as compared with a previously declared 10 mtpa. The plant will receive feed gas from Gazprom-led developments at the Kirinsky block offshore Sakhalin Island via the existing Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok Gas Pipeline. The project appears to be aiming for 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.
As of September 2021, lack of investment capital and low Asian gas prices continued to hinder development of the Vladivostok terminal.
Articles and resources
- INPEX announces signing of Memorandum of Understanding for Vladivostok LNG Project, Euro Petrol, June 24, 2013
- Vladivostok LNG, Gazprom, accessed April 12, 2021
- Vladimir Afanasiev, Gazprom and Rosneft shed light on Russian LNG export ambitions, Upstream Online, March 25, 2021
- Vladivostok LNG Terminal , A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
- Sanctions aren't stopping Russia's LNG ambitions Vladivostok LNG Terminal, Maria Shagina,Global Risk Insights, 30 October 2017
- Gazprom to revive implementation of Vladivostok LNG and Shtokmanovsky projects, Port News, Jul. 20, 2018
- "Russian LNG Aims High, Leveraging Big Reserves and Logistical Advantages". Journal of Petroleum Technology. September 1, 2021.