Gazprom and Itochu sign Memorandum of Understanding on Baltic LNG project
A meeting of Alexei Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Yoshihisa Suzuki, President and CEO of Itochu Corporation, held a working meeting in Saint-Petersburg. According to Gazprom’s press release, Gazprom and Itochu Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Baltic LNG project. With this document, the parties confirmed their interest in potential cooperation in the framework of the project.
Itochu Corporation is one of Japan's largest general trading companies. It is engaged in oil & natural gas production and processing and LNG projects.
The Baltic LNG project envisages the construction of an LNG plant with the annual capacity of 10 million tons in the port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region.