Alexander Ananenkov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, held a meeting at the Gazprom Headquarters dedicated to implementing the project for the Gryazovets-Vyborg gas pipeline construction and developing the gas supply to the Kaliningrad Oblast.

The meeting brought together Oleg Aksyutin, Head of the Gas Transportation, Underground Storage and Utilization Department, heads and specialists from the relevant divisions of the Gazprom Administration, as well as Yamalgazinvest, Gazprom invest Zapad, Gazkomplektimpex and Giprospetsgaz.

The meeting participants discussed the current construction status of the Gryazovets-Vyborg gas pipeline to be utilized, inter alia, for gas conveyance to the Nord Stream gas pipeline. It was noted that the pipeline construction was progressing on schedule. The current year will see the commissioning of some 165 km of its line pipe, at the same time the total length of the completed and brought onstream linear part of the Gryazovets-Vyborg gas pipeline will total some 475 km.

The meeting also addressed the progress in developing the gas supply to the Kaliningrad Oblast. It was emphasized that expansion of the gas transportation capacities and creation of the Kaliningrad underground storage facilities were being implemented in line with the previously defined deadlines.

Based on the meeting results the Gazprom relevant divisions and subsidiary companies were authorized with the tasks aimed at maintaining the projects implementation.