Novatek delivers first Yamal LNG cargo to Japan via NSR
Novatek, Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas from the Yamal LNG project to Japan transported eastbound via the Northern Sea Route.
The LNG cargo was delivered by the LNG tanker Vladimir Rusanov under a spot contract by Novatek’s unit, Novatek Gas & Power Asia.
The cargo was unloaded at the Ohgishima LNG terminal in Japan in accordance with the contract’s delivery schedule, Novatek said in its statement.
This LNG cargo is the company’s first experience of entering and unloading an Arc 7 ice-class LNG tanker in a Japanese port. Novatek added this allows the company to increase the volume of LNG supplies to this country.
“We focus a significant amount of attention to develop and enhance the logistical scheme for our LNG projects,” noted Lev Feodosyev, Novatek’s first deputy chairman.
“The future launch of a transshipment terminal in Kamchatka will significantly expand our opportunities to cost competitively deliver and supply LNG to the entire Asia-Pacific region,” he concluded.