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Gazprom plans to launch Yuzhno-Kirinskoye gas field in 2023

The logo of Russian gas giant Gazprom is seen on a board at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 (SPIEF 2017) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 1, 2017. Picture taken June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian energy giant Gazprom plans to launch the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye gas field offshore Russia’s Sakhalin island in the Pacific in 2023, Vadim Petrenko, the head of Gazprom’s offshore department, told a news conference on Thursday.

The company had said earlier it planned to launch the field in 2021.

Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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