MOSCOW, 12 Oct — PRIME. Gazprom is starting construction of a gas pipeline that will connect the eastern and western parts of Russia, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said at the Russian Energy Week.
Earlier in April, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the need to expand the gasification program for Russian regions. He set the task of connecting the Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS) in the European part of the country with the gas infrastructure in Eastern Siberia and the Far East – the Power of Siberia and Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok gas pipelines.
“Accordingly, we are starting to build a bridge that will connect the eastern and western parts of the country,” Miller said during a speech at the plenary session “New Challenges – New Opportunities. What awaits the global oil and gas market?”.
The head of the gas company added that the construction of such a jumper would provide an opportunity to increase the volume of gas consumption by industrial consumers in the east of the country, as well as accelerate the pace of gasification in these regions.
Miller reported at the end of August that Gazprom would soon connect Russia’s UGSS in the European part with the GTS in the east of the country.
Russian Energy Week takes place in Moscow from 12 to 14 October. RIA Novosti acts as an information partner of the forum.