Russia Eyes Greater Energy Dominance as Novatek Taps Arctic

By Olga Tanas, Dina Khrennikova and Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) -- Almost 1,500 miles from Moscow, the tiny port of Sabetta nestles in a desolate Russian Arctic peninsula. A former outpost for Soviet geologists, it’s now the site of Russia’s most ambitious liquefied natural gas project, operated by a company that only entered the market just over a year ago. Several times … [Read more...]

Yamal LNG Celebrates 10 Million Metric Tons Shipped Since Inception

MOSCOW, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Yamal LNG has shipped 10 million tonnes of LNG since production began in December 2017, Russia's largest liquefied natural gas project said on Monday. It said the 136th cargo was offloaded on to the Arc7 ice-class tanker Vladimir Vize. Yamal LNG's annual capacity stands at 16.5 million tonnes with plans to increase to 17.4 million … [Read more...]

Arc5 Tanker Heads to Yamal LNG to Fetch Gas Condensate Via Northern Sea Route

MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A new Arc5 ice-class tanker, Boris Sokolov, is heading to the Russian port of Sabetta on the Northern Sea Route along the Arctic coast to load a stable gas condensate cargo from the Yamal LNG project, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday. It is due to arrive on Jan.7 after setting out from the port of Nansha in the South China Sea on Dec. … [Read more...]

Yamal LNG Reaches Full Capacity Ahead of Schedule

One year since the first shipment liquified natural gas was lifted from the Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic, the 16.5 million tons-per-year plant has reached full capacity with the commissioning of the plant's third LNG train. Yamal LNG's first train began production in late 2017, followed by trains 2 and 3 in July 2018 and November 2018, respectively. Russian LNG … [Read more...]

U.S. Slams Russia’s Yamal LNG Transfers in Norwegian Waters

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos OSLO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Allowing ship-to-ship transfers in Norwegian waters from Yamal in Arctic Russia, one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, undercuts Europe's energy diversification efforts, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. By transferring LNG to more conventional tankers in Norway, the Arctic vessels cut … [Read more...]