Gazprom commissions Far East gas pipeline
Gazprom has launched the first stage of the Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok pipeline, which is a major pipeline of the Eastern gas program intended to develop gas distribution in Russia's Far East.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attended the official opening ceremony held today on Russky Island located in the Sea of Japan near Vladivostok.
The capacity of the first stage amounts to 6bcm of gas annually. It should be raised to about 30bcm once the project is complete.