Background

Japan’s Mitsui & Co., Ltd. is focused on the development, purchase and sale, distribution and processing of all types of energy products in Japan and overseas, as well as on financial activities.

Gazprom and Mitsui are partners in the Sakhalin II project, which includes Russia’s first LNG plant. The Sakhalin II operator is Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

In December 2016, Gazprom and Mitsui signed the Agreement of Strategic Cooperation. In September 2017, the companies inked the Framework Agreement for cooperation on small- and mid-scale LNG.