Vladimir Putin visited the Kaliningrad underground gas storage facility and participated in the launch of a gas-receiving terminal and a floating storage regasification platform through a video conference.
The terminal is built in the Baltic Sea and includes a pier protected by a breakwater, where a floating storage regasification unit, the Marshal Vasilevsky tanker, is moored.
The vessel converts LNG delivered by sea back to natural gas, which is then supplied to consumers or pumped into the Kaliningrad underground gas storage facility. This is a sealed natural gas reservoir buried deep in rock salt sediment.
The first such project conducted by Gazprom in Russia is an alternative gas supply option for Kaliningrad Region, aiming to increase the region’s energy security, given its location.