Alexander Novak has announced a decision regarding the construction of Murmansk LNG
The new LNG project in the Murmansk Region is expected to have three liquefaction lines, each with a capacity of 6.8 mn tons.13 October 2023
The decision to construct the Murmansk LNG plant has been confirmed, as stated by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak in an interview with RT Arabic, highlighting that Russia intends to incorporate LNG into its strategy. This is reported by Interfax.
Currently, 33 mn tons of LNG are being produced, with Arctic LNG 2 under construction.
'A recent decision has been made to implement the Murmansk LNG project by NOVATEK for an additional 20 mn tons.' he stated.
Alexander Novak also mentioned that companies are in the process of constructing a fleet for LNG exports, collaborating with both foreign partners and Russian shipyards, including Zvezda.
NOVATEK is also exploring the feasibility of constructing a new large-scale LNG project in the Murmansk Region, which would consist of three liquefaction lines each with a capacity of 6.8 mn tons. The surplus resource of the Kola NPP is expected to power the compressors of the LNG plant, and a 1,300-kilometre gas pipeline will need to be constructed to deliver gas to Murmansk.