Russia to boost LPG output in east, but bottlenecks curb exports

Hellenic Shipping News | Oct 1, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • Output of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the east of Russia is expected to increase by 1.0-1.2 million tonnes next year, according to producers’ plans, although exports to energy-hungry Asia could be limited by a lack of infrastructure.
  • LPG production in Russia totalled 16.9 million tonnes in 2019, while exports, mainly via the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga to Europe, stood at 5.7 million tonnes.
  • Russia has long planned to build infrastructure for shipping LPG via the sea in its far east, but the projects have been kicked into the long grass for various reasons, including lack of funds and uncertainties over production.