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Novatek faces shipping problem for third Yamal train

Volumes from Train 3 may not be available until next summer because of a lack of ships and transshipment facilities Volumes from Train 3 may not be available until next summer because of a lack of ships and transshipment facilities.
By Silvia Favasuli 10 October 2018 0 32860
The Christophe de Margerie ice-class LNG tanker (SCF)

Novatek is poised to launch the third train at its Yamal LNG plant in the Russian Arctic, but a shortage of LNG carriers could drastically curb exports from the new facility.

The Russian independent will launch a 5.5 mtpa third train at Yamal in December 2018, two years ahead of schedule. But the 10 icebreaker LNG carriers the company will have at its disposal by Train 3’s launch will not be enough to take the new volumes along the western route to Europe – the only accessible export...