US Chevron and partner, Woodside Petroleum, is under discussions for approval to modify its plans for the Kitimat LNG export facility on Canada’s Pacific Coast to an all-electric design. Both partners aim to reduce GHG emissions. The project is proposing to become an all-electric plant powered by hydroelectricity, allowing expanded capacity without the corresponding increase in emissions of a traditional LNG facility.
JSC Yamal LNG announced that its Integrated HSES Management System (hereinafter — IMS) successfully passed certification requirements for the new ISO 45001:2018 «Occupational health and safety management system» and proven compliance with ISO 14001:2015 «Environmental management systems».
The first voyage of the 2019 summer season across the Northern Sea Route began with a liquefied natural gas tanker transmitting cargo from the Yamal LNG through Arctic waters north of Russia towards Asia, Reuters reports.
Russian natural gas producer Novatek announced Wednesday that Yamal LNG shipped the first LNG cargo to Japan in accordance with the long-term offtake agreement with French oil and gas company Total. The cargo was unloaded at the Tobata LNG Terminal.
TimeLab, a media-based Russian Company, was filming for a week the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal conducting Arctic operations along the Northern Sea Route. The time-lapse presents ice-breaking operations in the Northern Sea Route.
Novatek, the largest Russian natural gas producer and LNG operator, reserved the right to explore on the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The company announced that it obtained five new licenses on the area, which is located in close proximity to the Company’s existing licenses located on the Gydan Peninsula.
The Russian Federal Agency for Mineral Resources approved the expert opinions of the State Reserves Commission regarding the discovery by Gazprom of new hydrocarbon fields on the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula, namely the Dinkov and Nyarmeyskoye fields. Gazprom secured the subsurface use licenses for the Rusanovsky and Nyarmeysky licensed blocks in 2013.
China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Company Ltd (CNODC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) have signed a binding agreement with Russian natural gas producer Novatek, to enter the Arctic LNG 2 project.
Novatek, the largest, independent, Russian natural gas producer and LNG operator, accomplished the 10 million tonnes of LNG that was produced at the Yamal LNG facility since December 2017. The operator reported that the milestone cargo number 136 was offloaded onto the Arc7 ice-class tanker Vladimir Vize.
The volumes that were shipped from Russian ports were increased by 25% in 2018, according to data from the Russian Ministry of Transport. Specifically, 97.2 million tonnes were handled by regional seaports, from which almost 70% was oil products and LNG. In 2018, the volumes of goods shipped on the Northern Sea Route amounted to more than 18 million tons.
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