The Novatek-operated Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic has shipped its first cargoes.
The first was loaded onboard the ice-class tanker Christophe de Margerie on Friday in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and is now bound for a European port, China National Petroleum Corp. has announced.
The vessel is carrying 170,000 cubic metres of the fuel. The second cargo is aboard the Boris Vilkitsky.
Leonid Mikhelson, chief executive of Novatek, said the cargo had been purchased by the company’s Swiss-based trading subsidiary Novatek Gas &...