World’s northernmost railway in Russia to carry 52 million tons of petro products

A general view shows a railway station, constructed to supply gas fields owned by Gazprom, on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, Russia May 21, 2019. The new train route would take gas from Gazprom’s Bovanenkovo and Kharasavey fields across the Yamal tundra. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Gazprom Neft, the oil subsidiary of Gazprom, has struck a deal with the Russian Railways over massive deliveries of liquified hydrocarbons by rail from Karskaya in the Yamal Peninsula.

According to company CEO Aleksandr Dyukov, gas condensate and liquified hydrocarbon gas from the Bovanenkovo and Kharasavey fields will be loaded on trains and transported hundreds of kilometres across the Yamal tundra.

The logistical operations will start in 2025 and continue until 2040, CEO of Gazprom Neft Aleksandr Dyukov said in connection with a signing ceremony during the recent St.Petersburg Economic Forum.

A view shows a map of gas fields on the Yamal peninsula at an office of Gazprom company in Bovanenkovo, Russia May 21, 2019. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

A total of 52 million tons of oil products will be transported in the period, the company informs. The end destination of the deliveries will be Ust-Luga on the Russian Baltic coast.

Also Gazprom Trans and Gazprom Invest are part of the deal.

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Atle Staalesen, The Independent Barents Observer

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