Gazprom expects to start delivering green (that is, carbon-neutral) liquefied natural gas to Europe. This was stated at the presentation of the Royal Dutch Shell forecast – LNG Outlook 2021 – by the head of the LNG export department of Gazprom Export Pavel Sedov.
“There are not many carbon neutral cargoes shipped with LNG around the world yet. And here we will also take our first steps. I would like to thank Shell for a very constructive partnership approach that helps us find ourselves in this segment, ”Sedov said.
“I hope that in the near future we will deliver our first fully carbon-neutral batch of liquefied natural gas to Europe,” he said during the presentation. At the same time, the top manager did not specify exactly how Gazprom intends to produce green LNG.
However, in February, the deputy director of the company for production, the head of the production complex “Prigorodnoye” Alexander Singurov for some clarification. According to him, Sakhalin Energy (operator of the Sakhalin-2 project) has developed a strategy for greening liquefied gas. It aims to reduce greenhouse emissions throughout the LNG production and supply chain.
Gazprom intends to supply hydrogen to Europe in addition to green LNG
Returning to the presentation, it should be noted that Pavel Sedov spoke about the holding’s plans to include hydrogen in its gas portfolio. Gazprom will also supply it to Europe.
Earlier it became known that Wintershall Dea and Gazprom are discussing the possibility of transporting hydrogen through the existing gas transmission system. The head of the German company, Mario Mehren, told about this in an interview with the corporate magazine of the Russian holding.
“As part of the Science and Technology Cooperation Program between Gazprom and Wintershall Dea, specialists from our companies and joint ventures are discussing current innovative projects in order to find ideas and jointly develop solutions,” Meren explained.
“This initiative has been around for almost 30 years and is one of the largest and most intense exchange formats of this kind,” said Wintershall Dea CEO. He stressed that during the pandemic, this work continued in an online format.
“For example, in recent months, the possibilities of adapting the existing pipeline infrastructure for hydrogen transportation and the use of decarbonized solutions in our joint gas transportation business have been intensively discussed. Hopefully, soon we will be able to report on new projects in this area, ”Meren added. : ///