The 2 companies hold a meeting of the Science and Technology Cooperation Subcommittee every year with their researchers making presentations on topics of common interest.
This time, the working group explored 18 topics including resources exploration and development, LNG liquefaction, LNG bunkering, hydrogen storage and transportation, piping methods and anti-corrosion techniques. In particular, participants shared information on fundamental new technologies such as hydrogen storage, a common matter of interest among them apart from resources development technology and long-distance natural gas supply technology where the two companies have technological advantages.
KOGAS has been actively carrying out exchanges with Gazprom since 2003 when the 2 companies signed a business agreement for cooperation in the field of science and technology.
In September, KOGAS extended an LNG business cooperation agreement signed with Gazprom in December 2016. The agreement was scheduled to come to an end in December 2019.