Russia’s Novatek hits new Yamal LNG milestone
Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer and LNG operator, Novatek reached 10 million tons of LNG produced at the Yamal LNG facility since December 2017.
The operator said the milestone cargo number 136 was offloaded onto the Arc7 ice-class tanker Vladimir Vize.
Yamal LNG is constructing a 17.4 mtpa natural gas liquefaction plant comprised of three LNG trains of 5.5 mtpa each and one LNG train of 900 thousand tons per annum, utilizing the hydrocarbon resources of the South-Tambeyskoye field in the Russian Arctic.
The first LNG Train began production in the fourth quarter of 2017 and Trains 2 and 3 in July 2018 and November 2018, respectively.
Besides Novatek, Yamal LNG’s shareholders include France’s Total, China’s CNPC and Silk Road Fund.