Russian giant meets provincial authorities over liquefied gas supply.
Russia’s Gazprom International Petroleum Corporation held a working session with the Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee on October 19 to strengthen cooperation and discuss providing liquefied gas for transport and industry in the province and the southern region.
The group wishes to build a liquefied gas plant with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year in the south for vehicles and for industry. It will also build extraction stations and supply lines around the south.
At the meeting, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee Tran Van Vinh welcomed Gazprom to invest in Dong Nai in the field of liquefied gas supply. Some 100,000 motor vehicles travel along the highway in Dong Nai every day, he said, and 30 industrial parks are in operation with thousands of enterprises transporting goods and materials by road, river, and sea. The construction of Long Thanh International Airport will also open up major opportunities for the supply of clean, environmentally-friendly fuel. Gazprom’s investment in Dong Nai would therefore possess a range of advantages.
Dong Nai province, he went on, is keen to focus on a green economy and environmental friendliness, so the use of clean energy sources such as liquefied gas is very much a preferred option. The province is also developing proposals to change its means of public transport to using compressed natural gas (CNG), a form of liquefied natural gas, and will invest in 500 new buses using CNG.
Gazprom spoke of its desire to supply natural gas for the province’s transport and industry, proposing it supply CNG for the 500 new buses.
Mr. Vinh suggested related departments cooperate with Gazprom to research and compile a detailed plan for environmentally-friendly gas supply in the province.