A framework agreement between Gazprom and Gasunie has been signed to develop small scale LNG facilities.
Alexey Miller, chairman of Gazprom’s Management Committee and Han Fennema, CEO and chairman of the executive board of Gasunie, signed the agreement which sets out how both companies will contribute towards joint projects for the construction of LNG receiving terminals, filing stations and other associated infrastructure.
Both energy companies are also considering a possible joint pilot project for the construction of a small LNG receiving terminal in North West Europe. The terminal will be used for storing, shipping and selling LNG as a bunker and vehicle fuel as well as an energy source for autonomous gasification.
Miller says: ‘Gazprom and Gasunie will be actively developing the small scale LNG business in Europe. Joint infrastructure projects will make it possible to diversify the supply routes as well as broaden the use of natural gas in European countries.’