Lockdown restrictions on Russia’s Chayandinskoye natural gas field were lifted on Monday by a regional governor decree, Kallanish Energy reports.
The local coronavirus response centre said governor Aisen Nikolaev issued a decree removing all restrictions with immediate effect. The quarantine was imposed mid-April to contain the spread of the virus in one of the largest fields in eastern Russia.
The field, located in the Yakutia region, Siberia, feeds the Power of Siberia gas pipeline to China. It forms the backbone of the Yakutia gas production center, which also provides gas to Russian consumers.
According to operator Gazprom, the onshore field is designed to produce 25 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The company hasn’t commented on the lifting of lockdown measures nor how much the field is currently producing.
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