Rosneft ruffled over Gazprom

Gazprom25 April 2014, News Wires – The head of Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft asked the government to intervene and help it get access to a Gazprom’s trunk gas pipeline, vital for the liquefied natural gas project it is planning with ExxonMobil.

Reuters reported that Igor Sechin, at a government meeting, said both Gazprom and Shell, which operate a gas project in the Pacific island of Sakhalin, were denying access to a trunk pipeline for its LNG project.

Upstream reported on Friday that Shell is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to step-in an influence Rosneft to instead to help supply gas for a third train at its Sakhalin 2 project.

Rosneft has been pushing to build its own LNG plant in 2015 in the south of Sakhalin Island, close to the port of Prigorodnoye, where the Sakhalin 2 LNG plant is located.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil are reportedly targeting to produce 5 million tonnes of LNG per year from their own project from 2018.



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