The construction of a gas processing plant in Russia has started.
The Amur facility will have a capacity to process up to 49 billion cubic meters of gas a day, according to developer Gazprom.
It will also include a helium production block, with the annual output of up to 60 million cubic meters, the company added.
Gas will be delivered to the plant via the Power of Siberia pipeline from the Yakutia and Irkutsk production centres.
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee said: “This is a milestone event for the Russian gas processing industry and for the emerging gas industry in Eastern Russia. The Amur GPP means high technologies, significant investments and thousands of new jobs.
“It will give a powerful impetus to the socioeconomic development of the Amur Region and other Far Eastern provinces.”