Shipments from Russia’s Arctic Yamal LNG plant have increased since last week. The shipments had experienced a decrease this month due to maintenance and unseasonably thick sea ice.
Namely, the Boris Vilkitski LNG tanker left the Yamal plant on Friday for Montoir terminal in France, after spending more than a week without operating. In addition, Christophe de Margerie appears to have loaded, and is now leaving the area, Reuters reported.
Moreover, the LNG tankers Vladimir Rusanov and Eduard Toll are waiting offshore the Yamal LNG plant.
Last week, thick sea ice stopped marine traffic in Ob Bay, Roastomflot informed. Its ice-breakers will be used in the area until July 10, with tugs escorting LNG tankers from port.
Yamal LNG plant exports have been reduced by more than 50%. Specifically, June output currently totals 490,331 cubic metres of LNG, or three shipments, in comparison to 1,140,026 cubic metres, or seven tanker-loads, in May.