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City news, 29.03.2011 01:35

Gazprom considers internal upgrades

Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexander Ananenkov

Russian energy company Gazprom said it was looking to overhaul significant parts of its natural gas transmission system to St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast.
Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexander Ananenkov met with officials in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast to review plans to enhance the reliability of gas facilities in the region. Gazprom in 2008 unveiled a comprehensive action plan that called for improvements in its domestic gas transmission network.
The gas monopoly last year said it overhauled 275 miles of gas trunklines, 83 miles of gas laterals and more than 5 miles of compressor station flowlines.
Ananenkov said a reliable supply of gas was a top priority for his company, especially in heavily populated areas like Moscow and St. Petersburg.
"Gazprom primarily faces the challenge of uninterrupted gas supply to consumers," he said in a statement. "The challenge can be met through reliable operation of each and every element of the gas transmission system."

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