Novatek needs to find more natural gas for LNG plans

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday the country needed to identify the resource base for about a third of its planned annual production of 100 MMt of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year.

"The strategic objective and future for our gas exports is the development of LNG, which in the medium-term should reach at least 100 MMtpy," Novak told a meeting of government and industry officials.

Russia currently produces around 33 MMt of LNG.

Novak said current projects under development - major sites in Ust-Luga and the Arctic LNG-2 initiative - will add another 33 million tonnes to Russia's annual production.

"It is necessary to find an additional resource base for projects accounting for another 34 MMt," Novak said.

The Russian government has already cut its LNG annual output target to 80-120 MMt by 2035 from 140 MMt after the withdrawal of Westerns firms from Russia and a ban barring Moscow from importing equipment needed for LNG production.

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