Head of the Russian Gazprom, Alexey Miller on Wednesday met with Japanese ambassador to Russia, Toyohisa Kozuki to discuss the relations between Gazprom and Japanese energy companies.
Gazprom revealed in a statement that the meeting focused on broader cooperation in the LNG sector, including through the expansion of the Sakhalin II project.
Japanese companies Mitsui and Mitsubishi hold a 12.5 percent and a 10 percent stake, respectively, in the Sakhalin II project.
In June last year, the majority holder Gazprom with a 50 percent plus one share and Shell, a holder of a 27.5 percent stake in the project agreed to expand the plant’s capacity.
The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to build the third liquefaction train that would raise the 9.6 million ton of LNG per year facility’s production capacity by 5.4 mtpa.