Gazprom Export has reinvigorated a small-scale LNG and CNG plant in Kaliningrad, operated by Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel, to increase supplies of small-scale LNG to Polish clients. The plant has a production capacity of 3 tons LNG per hour (21 thousand tons per year) and contains a CNG filling station with a capacity of 6 thousand cubic meters per day.
“In the future, the complex will become the underlying asset of a pilot project to establish a network of cryogenic gas stations in the Kaliningrad region,” said General Director of Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel Mikhail Likhachev.
Currently, LNG from the plant is being delivered by trucks to industrial and utility consumers in Poland that do not have access to pipeline network. In the future there are also opportunities to supply LNG to the Baltic States.
LLC Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel was established by Gazprom in December 2012 to develop the market of motor fuel. To increase the effectiveness of the strategy of development of the NGV market, it consolidated the corresponding profile assets of Gazprom.
The company implements the Gazprom Group’s strategy in the sale of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. As part of the consolidation of the gas engine assets of the Group in June 2014 the company acquired the low-tonnage liquefied and compressed natural gas plant in Kaliningrad, a seaport city and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast on the Baltic Sea.
(Source: Gazprom Export)