Arctic Sea Route Opens For Yamal LNG Cargo

by Sabina Zawadzki (Reuters) - A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker carrying a cargo from the Yamal LNG plant has spent this week making its way through Arctic waters north of Russia towards Asia, marking the first voyage of the 2019 summer season across the Northern Sea Route. The Vladimir Rusanov, an Arc7-classed LNG tanker that can plough through semi-cleared waters, left … [Read more...]

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...]