The first batch of the Yakut gas has been transported to Mongolia on October 22.
Gazprom Export LLC made the first supply of Russian liquefied natural gas to Mongolia, the Yakutia 24 TV channel reported with the reference to the company’s press service.
“The cargo was shipped in special cryocontainers from Yakutsk on October 22. The first batch of the Russian rail-exported LNG crossed the Russian-Mongolian border on November 2 and arrived in Ulan Bator on November 4,” the company statement says.
It is stated that the batch volume amounted to 36 tons of liquefied natural gas that is equivalent to 50 thousand cubic meters of natural gas.
The cargo was delivered by the Siberian Fuel and Energy Company. The buyer is the UB Metan Mongolian company.
Gas will be used as motor fuel in municipal transport in Ulan Bator. According to customer data, in 2020 the targeted demand for LNG in Mongolia could reach eight thousand tons.
“It’s nice that now Mongolia is among the countries that have the Russian gas on their markets. The use of natural gas in the transport sector is one of the most promising segments of gas consumption growth. I am sure that the residents of Ulan Bator will rightfully appreciate the environmental benefits of LNG as a motor fuel,” said Elena Burmistrova, Gazprom Deputy Board Chairman and CEO of Gazprom Export LLC.
Director of the UB Metan Mongolian company Bold Baszhargal noted that the company was focused on expanding cooperation with the SFEC and Gazprom Export LLC.