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Unformatted text preview: d 42% of its natural gas imports. Gazprom affirmed
in a statement that the first shipments of Stockman gas would be made in
2013, when production would reach 23.7 billion cubic metres. The field is
projected to have an active life of more than 50 years, with gas output
peaking at some 97 billion cubic metres for 25 years, according to ZAO
Sevmorneftegaz, the Gazprom-controlled company that owns the license to
the field.26 The world’s largest gas field will be constructed in a record
period. In September 2008, construction should begin in order to deliver the
first gas by 2013 and LNG by 2014.27 The second stage is 2016 and the
third one by 2020. More than 40 Norwegian companies are established in
Murmansk. First, a pipeline will be built from the Kola Peninsula to the
Russian Baltic coast. The gas from Stockman will be directed through the
Nord Stream pipeline to Greifswald in North Germany. Then, a LNG plant
will be built in the village of Teriberka, northwest of Murmansk. The whole
project is, however, very demanding.
There is also alarming news concerning this project. Gazprom,
StatoilHydro and Total co...
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