Russia’s state-run gas company Gazprom has signed deals with RusKhimAlyans for the supply of ethane-containing gas for the US$10.12bn Baltic LNG project in Russia.

The firm will supply 45bn cubic metres of ethane-containing gas per year to the integrated gas processing and liquefaction facility at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga.

Gazprom and RusGazDobycha, a subsidiary of the National Gas Group, agreed last year to build an LNG complex with the capacity to produce 13m tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year.

Scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2023, the Baltic LNG complex will be run by a special purpose unit established by Gazprom and RusGazDobycha.