Russia’s Supreme court has registered a second complaint of “Gazprom” on the refusal to review the decision of the district court, which obliged the company Sakhalin Energy to provide “Rosneft” access to free capacities-owned gas pipeline project, reports RIA “Novosti”.
Sakhalin Energy is the operator of the project “Sakhalin-2″ and controlled by “Gazprom” (50% plus one share). “Sakhalin-2″ – Russia’s only active project of LNG production. Within it develops the Piltun-Astokhskoye and Lunskoye fields of the Sakhalin shelf, with recoverable reserves of which are estimated in 150 million t oil and 500 billion cubic meters of gas. The shareholders of Sakhalin Energy, Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi.
Rosneft with U.S. Exxon was going to build in the South of Sakhalin plant “far Eastern LNG” with a capacity of 5 million tonnes, which was supposed to liquefy gas from fields in the project “Sakhalin-1″ in the North of the island.
The cost of the “far East LNG” without the pipeline is estimated at $ 8 billion, and given the expansion of the gas transportation system of the project “Sakhalin-2″ – 12 billion, these figures in April 2014 cited the President of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin.
In 2013 “Rosneft” has achieved from “Gazprom” access to TransSakhalin pipeline and then, in September last year, after a series of losses in court, unexpectedly received support in the court of cassation.
The court ordered supervised “Gazprom” project operator “Sakhalin-2″ Sakhalin Energy to give “Rosneft” the technical conditions for connection to the pipe 8 billion cubic meters of gas.
In December 2015 the appeal of Gazprom and Sakhalin Energy on the decision of arbitration court of the far Eastern Federal district, in which companies were asked to submit a case for consideration in court session of Judicial Board VS of the Russian Federation on economic disputes, was rejected. In February 2016, “Gazprom” has filed a complaint against the refusal of the Supreme court to consider the appeal.