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Serbia, Gazprom to launch joint LNG projects - energy min

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia, Gazprom to launch joint LNG projects - energy min Aleksandar Antic; Source: Gazprom

BELGRADE (Serbia), June 7 (SeeNews) – Serbia's government plans to launch joint liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects with Gazprom, energy minister Aleksandar Antic said.

Serbia and Gazprom will aim to provide LNG that will be produced in the country to ensure the supply of areas that are not covered by the gas pipeline network, energy minister Aleksandar Antic said on Thursday, as quoted in a statement by the Serbian government.

Alternative gasification will be among the priorities of future cooperation between Serbia and Gazprom, Antic said after a meeting with the chairman of the Russian company, Alexey Miller, on the sidelines of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

In March, Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said the government is considering the construction of four natural gas-fired power plants and several LNG terminals in order to encourage the country's re-industrialisation. The gas-fired power plants are planned to be built in Kragujevac, Nis, Belgrade and Novi Sad, while the LNG terminals will be located in western Serbia, Vucic said back then.