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Gazprom discusses gasification in Tomsk

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A working meeting between Alexey Miller (Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee) and Sergey Zhvachkin (Acting Governor of the Tomsk Region) has taken place in Tomsk, Russia. The parties discussed key areas of co-operation, paying particular attention to the ongoing gasification in the Region.

It was noted that Gazprom had allocated RUB 4.3 billion for gasification purposes in 2005 – 2016. In that period, five inter-settlement gas pipelines of a length of about 98 km were built, with the average gas penetration level in the region climbing from 6.3% to 11.9%.

Before the end of 2017, Gazprom plans to start building five inter-settlement pipelines from the Asino and Itatka prospective gas distribution stations (GDSs), as well as a gas pipeline branch, a GDS named Pobeda, and an inter-settlement pipeline stretching to the Pobeda village (Shegarsky District).

During the meeting, the Program for Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Tomsk Region until 2021 was signed. The company’s investments under the Program are estimated at RUB 6.6 billion. The actual amount of investment will depend on the fulfillment of obligations on preparing consumers by regional authorities.

Miller and Zhvachkin took part in the ceremony marking the start of construction of the Tomsk-Asino gas pipeline branch, which will be around 78 kilometers long. They also attended an opening ceremony for the manufacture of blow-off valves at Vakhrushev Tomsk electromechanical plant.

Blow-off valves regulate the flows of gaseous and liquid substances at hydrocarbon production and transportation facilities. Thanks to the new manufacture, Gazprom’s needs for such valves will be fully met and, starting this year, the company will no longer procure foreign-made blow-off valves.

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