it makes good sense to build LNG plant and bunkering terminal in Saint-Petersburg
When mentioning the Caspian Sea, Wartsila representative noted that a number of Caspian states, Turkmenistan in particular, have already planed to built LNG refuelling stations.
In this context we assume that construction of LNG infrastructure focused on transit shipping by inland water ways, it makes good sense to build LNG plant and bunkering terminal in Saint-Petersburg.According to the comment obtained by IAA PortNews from Aleksey Shukletsov, Executive Director of Bronka project investor Fenix LLC, the demand for LNG would be ensured if LNG plant appears in Russian section of the Baltic Sea, especially in Saint-Petersburg (not necessarily at the coast), and if LNG fuel costs less as compared with other alternative fuels.
Moreover, we think that Russian geopolitical task related to the Black Sea could also be solved through LNG bunkering in Saint-Petersburg without fruitless attempts to create a container hub capable of competing with the ports of the neighboring countries.
For example, to arrange a container line between Saint-Petersburg and Kaliningrad to solve the problem of tariff wars at the railways of Russia, Lithuania and Belarus. Such container carriers could use LNG as bunker fuel if adequate price is ensured.
Join Mark PG Group Inc Business Exchange