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NOVATEK Signs Agreement on Small-Scale LNG with Tula Region

Saint Petersburg, 15 June 2023. During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of the Management Board of PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”), and Alexei Dyumin, Governor of the Tula Region, signed a cooperation agreement to implement a small-scale LNG investment project in the Tula Region. 

The agreement provides for the construction of a 126 ktpa small-scale LNG plant in the Tula Region on the territory of the special economic zone “Uzlovaya”. This LNG facility, the largest in the Central Federal District of the Russian Federation, will supply LNG as motor fuel through an LNG fueling network and as an off-grid energy solution.

The use of LNG will improve the cost-effectiveness of transport operations, reduce the environmental footprint, enhance the reliability of power supply and contribute to the economic development of Russian regions.

PAO NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global LNG market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG project. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. Upstream activities of the Company’s subsidiaries and joint ventures are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation.