Both companies held meetings to discuss the progress with the Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation and the Sci-Tech Collaboration Program of Gazprom and Gasunie in 2013 as well as put forward their proposals for cooperation development in 2014 and 2015. The meeting participants visited the Gate LNG-terminal in Rotterdam, the first one in the Netherlands to receive, store and subsequently distribute LNG via land and marine vehicles.
One of the key areas of strategic cooperation between Gazprom and Gasunie is precisely liquefied natural gas, including small-scale LNG projects. Further collaboration in this area will provide for diversifying hydrocarbon supply routes to Europe as well as for using natural gas in land and marine vehicles as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional fuels.
The parties emphasized their long-term strategic nature of cooperation in developing natural gas transportation infrastructure, underground natural gas storage, energy efficiency, innovative technologies, environmental protection, and ‘green gas’-related projects.
It was also noted that the joint implementation of new infrastructure projects, including the possible expansion of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, was to be regarded as one of the essential elements for securing reliable gas supply to European consumers.