Gazprom, Belarus Talk Gas Cooperation

Gazprom, Belarus Talk Gas Cooperation

As part of the business trip by Gazprom delegation to the Republic of Belarus, a working meeting took place between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus. The parties discussed the main cooperation issues.

It was mentioned that signing of intergovernmental agreements between Russia and Belarus had given a powerful impetus to economic development of the Republic. Consumers in Belarus get gas at comfortable prices and have an additional advantage for manufacturing competitive products.

After Beltransgaz affiliation to Gazprom Group the gas industry in the Republic moved to a new level. The Beltransgaz large-scale investment program is being implemented: gas transmission facilities retrofitting has started, upgrade plans for underground gas storage facilities are being elaborated. This provides for uninterrupted and failsafe gas supplies to the consumers in Belarus.

The meeting paid special attention to the prospects for gas use as a motor fuel in Belarus. It was noted that the conversion of vehicles and facilities to gas would allow vehicle owners and manufacturers to considerably cut down their fuel expenses, since methane prices in the Republic are much lower than those for gasoline and diesel fuel. Eventually, these actions may become one of the effectual measures for improving performance of the Belarusian economy.

The parties stressed that the measures for increasing the NGV fuel sales volumes should be actively implemented in cooperation with the government authorities. In addition, attention should be paid both to the expansion of compressed natural gas vehicle fleet and to the promotion of the NGV fuel use in motor vehicles.

Alexey Miller and Alexander Lukashenko also considered the issues of social support. It was noted that in autumn Beltransgaz had signed a contract to render assistance in the reconstruction of the Brest Fortress. This step was caused by a concern that the memory of heroic pages in history common for Russia and Belarus should remain in the hearts of many generations to come.

“The activities of Beltransgaz as part of Gazprom secure sustainable capacity use and create prerequisites for increasing Russian gas transit volumes via Belarus to Europe to 30 per cent,” Alexey Miller summed up, following the results of the meeting.

LNG World News Staff, November 23, 2012; Image: Gazprom

 

 

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Oct 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

The 7th Annual Floating LNG USA 2016

The 7th Annual Floating LNG USA 2016 will bring together over 65 speakers from every part of the FLNG value chain…

read more >

The 2nd Annual South Africa: Gas Options

The 2nd Annual South Africa: Gas Options meeting taking place on 3rd– 5th October at The Westin Cape Town hotel…

read more >

Gas to Liquids

The volatile oil price has had a dramatic impact on the Gas to Liquids market and some large-scale projects’ operators have struggled to adapt to this unsteady landscape. Over the last 12 months, we have witnessed a few promising projects halt or even shut down altogether. However, whilst some doors have had to close, other doors are opening with interesting emerging markets on the new GTL field. A few companies have discovered ways to significantly reduce operating costs and prove to be commercially viable despite the current economic climate.

Against this backdrop, SMi’s 19th annual Gas to Liquids conference will discuss how GTL companies can work with the tumbling oil price and how they can build robust strategies and create effective alternative solutions to enable them to weather the storm. The programme will have a special focus on small-scale GTL projects, giving you the chance to hear first-hand success stories from leading GTL operators. The two-day event will provide the ideal platform for experts to discuss with peers what companies need in place in order to overcome today’s challenges, with leading industry figures dissecting cutting edge topics, including project financing, marketing of GTL projects and innovative alternative applications of GTL plants.

For more information and to register online, visit: www.gas-to-liquids.co.uk

read more >

The Rio Oil & Gas Conference 2016

Rio Oil & Gas 2016 will address topics from energy efficiency to sustainable Oil & Gas industry…

read more >