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Yamal LNG announces shipment of 30 million tons of LNG

Yamal LNG announced that it has shipped its thirtieth million ton of LNG since the launch of the project. The Arc7 ice-class tanker “Nikolay Yevgenov” loaded the 411th cargo as the project reached 30 million tons of LNG dispatched since the start-up of Train 1 in December 2017.

LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project, officially named

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) informed that named another LNG vessel carrier for Russia’s Yamal LNG Project. Specifically, the vessel was named “LNG Merak”, while the naming ceremony was held at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding on 8 January, 2020.

Yamal LNG transshipment tank at Zeebrugge starts operation

The Zeebrugge LNG terminal, operated by Belgium-based gas operator Fluxys, loaded the vessel ‘Yenisei River’ with LNG from the newly commissioned LNG storage tank in late December, marking the start of the long-term contract for transshipments concluded in 2015 with Yamal Trade.

Yamal LNG completes delivery of all Arc7 ice-class tankers

In fact, Yamal LNG announced the operational start of its new Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker Yakov Gakkel- the fifteenth and final of the Arc7 ice-class tankers built specifically for the Yamal LNG Project, according to a recent statement. Namely, the “Yakov Gakkel” has loaded the 354th LNG cargo in the port of Sabetta and is now set to China.

Yamal LNG surpasses annual nameplate capacity

According to Yamal LNG’s statement, from the beginning of 2019, the plant produced more than 16.5 million tonnes of LNG, surpassing its annual nameplate production capacity. The LNG plant reached the 25 million tons of LNG since the beginning of Train 1 in December 2017; From that time, Yamal has dispatched more than 340 cargos.

Six carriers deployed to Yamal LNG no longer subject to US sanctions

Six ARC7 LNG carriers transporting gas from the Yamal LNG project, under a joint venture of Teekay LNG with China LNG, are no longer classified as a “Blocked Person” under US OFAC rules, according to an official statement by Bermudas-based Teekay Corporation. 

Novatek considers LNG cargo transshipment following sanctioned COSCO

A Novatek official reported to Reuters that Novatek, the Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer is looking to tranship its Yamal cargoes in Norway or Russia’s Murmansk, as the company is still unsure of its shipping activities, following the US’s sanctions on the Chinese COSCO tankers.

Yamal LNG reaches 20 million tons of LNG produced

Yamal LNG has shipped its twentieth million ton of LNG since the commencement of the project. Namely, the new Arc7 ice-class tanker “Vladimir Voronin” loaded the 273rd cargo as the project reached 20 million tons of LNG produced since the start-up of Train 1 in December 2017.

Vladimir Rusanov ships LNG to China via Northern Sea Route

Russian natural gas producer Novatek announced that the Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker ‘Vladimir Rusanov’ completed the Northern Sea Route (NSR) passage via the Eastern direction, delivering a LNG cargo from the Yamal LNG project, at the port of Sabetta, to China’s port of Tianjin.

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