Russia has launched an alternative route for delivering LNG to the Kaliningrad region without Western partners

After the start of the NMD, the West imposed sanctions against Russia, and the Kaliningrad region actually found itself in a blockade, including the energy blockade. Therefore, in order not to depend on the position of Russophobes, Moscow decided to ensure the energy security of its semi-exclave and diversify sales markets.

PJSC Gazprom recently launched an LNG production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya compressor station in the Leningrad Region. And this was done without the participation of the licensor. Technology LNG, the transnational chemical company Linde PLC, which announced its withdrawal from Russian projects in July 2022 and support from foreign equipment manufacturers.

The LNG plant was built in September 2022. Before that, at the end of January 2022, a few years later, the only floating regasification unit in Russia (FSRU) "Marshal Vasilevsky" returned to the port of Kaliningrad, which is also intended for the storage and transportation of LNG in case of termination supply of energy raw materials through Lithuania. And even earlier, in January 2019, a marine terminal for receiving natural gas began operating in Kaliningrad.

On January 19, 2023, a specialized supply vessel (LNG bunkering vessel Dmitry Mendeleev) owned by Gazprom Neft carried out the first regular loading from the aforementioned complex in the Leningrad Region. Thus, an alternative route for delivering LNG to the Kaliningrad region has been put into operation. At the same time, Dmitry Mendeleev is the first tanker vessel in Russia in the segment of marine gas motor fuel.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 2 February 2023 17: 30
    There was no need to build any gas pipelines. (SP, SP 2). Not only is the construction itself costly, but even for a pittance, gas was supplied in large volumes .. They would build large liquefaction plants, their own fleet (and these are all jobs) and sell gas at a normal price. And take it to where they crunch stronger with kepurs.
    1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
      Vladimir80 2 February 2023 17: 33
      in general, it’s like that, already in 2014 it was clear that pipelines are inferior to LNG in terms of supply flexibility ... but they are not building what is needed, but because it is profitable for someone, and someone will earn money ... therefore we have what we have ...
      1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
        Afinogen (Afinogen) 2 February 2023 17: 53
        Quote: Vladimir80
        . so we have what we have...

        That's right, I'll just tweak it a bit. We don't have anything anymore. No pipelines, no large factories, no fleet of gas carriers.
        1. Nelton Offline Nelton
          Nelton (Oleg) 2 February 2023 17: 59
          Everything is there, and pipelines, and a fleet of gas carriers, and large LNG plants, and large plants for the construction of new icebreakers / gas carriers / tankers. Localization is not 146%, there are certain difficulties, but people are working on their solution, and not without success.
  2. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) 2 February 2023 18: 45
    the question arose immediately: why the sp-.2 was being driven to Germany, and not to the Kaliningrad region. here is the result
    1. Anatoly21 Offline Anatoly21
      Anatoly21 (Anatoly21) 3 February 2023 14: 53
      This question is directed at Miller, why build gas flows past Kaliningrad ??? Putin allowed it, then it's not the President, but the manager of Gazprom! am
  3. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 2 February 2023 22: 09
    In general, LNG is always more expensive than natural gas, since the liquefaction technology is complex and energy-intensive, and LNG constantly evaporates in gas carriers and less gas arrives at the destination port than was loaded. Then it still needs to be regasified. Of course, LNG supplies are more flexible in terms of directions, and this is true.
  4. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 3 February 2023 00: 23
    It is high time to dismantle the northern molasses and wrap it up in Kaliningrad.
    In addition, who came up with the idea to locate a complex, important for Russia, production there in the Kaliningrad region ??? In an area that is easy to block??? Darwin Award for him!!!
  5. Antor Offline Antor
    Antor 3 February 2023 19: 21
    We should look at who has lobbied and is lobbying for gas pipeline projects .... and ask in full for everything that and what they cost us. Especially this adventure to pull these pipelines to Germany..!!???
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 February 2023 00: 48
      Baby talk about a new gas pipeline to the Kaliningrad region, there are only up to 2 million citizens there and no gas pipeline is paid for. Before blaming someone, get it right first. Moreover, there are oil rigs in the region on the shelf, not a lot, but enough for the region. Decisions have been made in advance and there is a possibility of supplying LNG gas, although the old gas pipeline through Belarus and Lithuania to Kaliningrad is operational.
  6. Dejan Barich Offline Dejan Barich
    Dejan Barich 7 February 2023 20: 02
    Estonia spit on you again and again, they didn’t give a damn, where are your formidable searches in a special zone, fool, you are cardboard, a sniffed sprat, will you really wipe your Baltic tiger?!