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Japan supported strengthening partnership with Russia on Arctic LNG-2


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan came out for strengthening the partnership with Russia on the energy project Arctic LNG-2. He declared it at the meeting of Russian-Japanese inter-governmental committee. “As for energy. For example, Arctic LNG-2 project, which involved Japanese companies is the field where the Japan’s demand and technology and Russian potential…

Russia presents a grandiose 5-year plan for the Arctic


The sum is 5.5 trillion rubles, Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin said in Monday’s government meeting in Sabetta. Along with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and other key government ministers and business leaders, Kobylkin had made it to the remote site on the coast of the Yamal Peninsula. And that sum only covers the period…

Kremlin informs about potential involvement of Total in Arctic LNG 2 project


NOVATEK and Total plan to sign an agreement on the involvement of French oil and gas company in the new project for gas extraction and liquefaction “Arctic LNG 2″, informs Yury Ushakov, Assistant to the president. During the briefing held in Moscow, president’s assistant informed about the cooperation between Moscow and Paris. He noted that…

Novatek says ships 1st Yamal LNG cargo via Northern Sea Route


Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, Novatek said Wednesday it shipped the first liquefied natural gas cargo from its giant Yamal LNG export plant via the Northern Sea Route. The 172,000-cbm ice-class LNG carrier Vladimir Rusanov left the Yamal LNG port in Sabetta on June 25 and is heading towards China, Mark Gyetvay, Novatek’s finance…

Exxon Mobil and Rosneft will build LNG plant in the Far East


Sanctions is not an obstacle to collaborative work on the project to produce liquefied gas “Far Eastern LNG”, valued at $15bn, informs Reuters. According to the media agency, two months ago Exxon Mobil offered Chinese CNPC to participate in the tender on the execution of assembly works at the LNG terminal. Previously Exxon Mobil had…

LNG from U.S. to arrive on March 30


Steel sector will push up demand India will get delivery of the first ever shipment of LNG from the U.S. on March 30, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. This comes about six months after India received the first ever shipment of crude oil from the U.S. in October. The gas…

Delegation of RN-Pechora LNG has confirmed participation in LNG Congress Russia 2018


Delegation of RN-Pechora LNG has confirmed participation in the upcoming 5th anniversary LNG Congress Russia 2018 (6-8 June, Moscow). Delegation lineup includes: Dmitry Ageev – General Director Viktor Okorokov – Deputy General Director – CTO Roman Zdanovich – Financial Director Alexander Gaivoronsky – Manager of Project Management Department Maksim Pavlov – Manager of Project Management Department Pechora LNG project encompasses…

GTT completes testing of LNG Brick bunker tank prototype


GTT’s LNG Brick concept provides a compact and easy-to-install solution for shipowners considering mid-size bunker tanks GTT has completed the test phase of its new LNG Brick® bunker tank technology. The verification programme, carried out in Korea under cryogenic conditions, demonstrated the satisfactory performance of the new membrane tank system. GTT has developed LNG Brick…

China Is World’s Number-2 In LNG Imports


China has overtaken South Korea as the world’s second-largest importer of LNG, buying 38.1 million tons of the fuel in 2017, compared with 37.6 million tons for South Korea. The number-one importer of LNG is still Japan. This was a 46-percent annual increase in LNG shipments to China. The 2017 import figures from China are…

The documents for the expansion of LNG plant in Sakhalin were presented to State expert review panel


Engineering specifications for the construction of the third train of existing LNG plant in Sakhalin were presented to the state expert review panel. The information was delivered by the governor’s media service. “Cederic Kremers,  Shell Chairman in Russia, stated that the engineering specifications for the construction of the third train of LNG plant were prepared…

Atomflot defined Yamal LNG delivery terms


As it was assessed by Atomflot, Yamal LNG back-to-back delivery to Chinese Yantian on Suez route via Zeebrugge will take 65 days. The Northern Sea Route with transhipment in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will take 43 days. That was reported by Vyacheslav Ruksha, Atomflot Head. The prime cost of LNG delivery to Japanese Kobe through Zeebrugge amounts to…

The design documentation for the 3rd train of Sakhalin LNG facility is already under the State Board Review


The engineering specification for the construction of the 3rd phase of Sakhalin 2 LNG facility is submitted for approval to the General Board of State Expert Review. The engineering solutions will pass inspection on compliance to the legal requirements, technical guidelines, and construction norms and regulations. The cost effectiveness analysis is to follow. It is…

Pre-FEED of Baltic LNG. Gazprom informed about cooperation with Shell on LNG project


Gazprom and Shell are working together on project pre-FEED for the construction of Baltic LNG plant. That was reported by the deputy chairman of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev on 26 September 2017. According to him, the project works are afoot. Baltic LNG is Gazprom long-term project initiated in 2005. Gazprom planned a large-scale construction of North…

Gazprom concluded LNG-contract with Ghana


Gazprom and Ghana National O&G company Ghana National Petroleum Corp (GNPC) have concluded a contract on the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG), informs Prime Agency with the reference to Ghana president’s speech, Mr. Akkufo-Addo. On Friday, after the contract was signed, Gnana president had a meeting with the delegation of the Russian company. According…

Rosneft aspires to “defy competition with the American LNG” due to gas from Kurdistan


The national corporation intends to build a gas pipeline to transfer fuel to Turkey and Europe. What is the big idea of the company? Rosneft’s Kurdish ambitions. The corporation projects to start building the gas pipeline in the Iraq’s Kurdistan. The fuel will be transferred to Turkey and Europe, as announced by the company.  Rosneft…

The launch of Yamal LNG first train is scheduled for November 2017


Russian Energy Minister says, that plant capacity will amount to 16.5m tonnes. Yamal LNG first train will be put into operation in November 2017, states Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy. “This year we are launching a new plant, built by Novatek. It is a landmark and large-scale project. We launch the first train in November….

Russian companies are engaged in the construction of LNG fleet

Russian state company Rosmorport plans to build the first in Russia specialized tanker for LNG bunkering. That was reported by Vladimir Shtrambrand, development director, during the conference held in Saint Petersburg. According to him, the vessel can carry 3-5k cubic meters of LNG. The gas will be used for vessels, powered by liquefied natural gas….

Russia is ready to capture world LNG market


This year, Yamal LNG, a new plant for LNG production, will be commissioned in Russia. This will ensure a 10% share of this country on the world gas market. The prepared infrastructure and its distribution system are the guarantee for excellent future, because Yamal peninsula accounts for several new gas-processing plants. Harsh north climate facilitates…