Putin supports naming Yamal LNG carrier after late Total CEO

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with Leonid Mikhelson, Novatek’s chairman on Thursday.

Mikhelson informed Putin on the progress of the Yamal LNG project putting forward an initiative to name one of Yamal LNG carriers after Christophe de Margerie, Total’s CEO, who recently died in a tragic plane crash.

Novatek is developing the Yamal LNG project together with CNPC and Total, and Mikhelson said that the company lost a great partner in de Margerie, a statement by Russia’s President office said.

Russian head of state greeted this initiative adding that Christophe de Margerie was a good and reliable partner in the Arctic LNG project.

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LNG World News Staff; Image: kremlin.ru