Russia’s Baltic LNG project is slated to be pushed back for at least two years following last year’s withdrawal of international contractors from their engineering and supply commitments to comply with Western sanctions imposed against the country in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Speaking at an online press conference earlier this week, Leningrad Regional Governor Alexander Drozdenko said that project operator Ruskhimalliance is continuing large scale construction activities at the site of the planned natural gas processing facility and liquefied natural gas plant near the Baltic port of Ust-Luga.