26 Jan 2018 14:41

Yamal LNG exports 516,000 tonnes of LNG, 18,000 tonnes of condensate to Europe, Singapore

SALEKHARD. Jan 26 (Interfax) - Yamal LNG has dispatched five tankers from the port of Sabetta since the beginning of 2018, four of them carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the remaining one carrying condensate, a spokesperson for the Urals Customs Directorate told Interfax.

"Three LNG tankers with volume of 221,338 tonnes were dispatched last year, and this year has seen the departure of five tankers, four carrying 294,641 tonnes of LNG and one carrying 18,099 tonnes of condensate," the spokesperson said.

As such, overall volume of LNG exports is 515,979 tonnes and overall volume of condensate exports is 18,099 tonnes.

Overall, eight tankers have been dispatched from the port of Sabetta since the launch of the LNG plant, the spokesperson said.

Urals Customs Directorate head Maxim Chmora said in a press conference in Yekaterinburg on Friday that five tankers had been dispatched from the port.

"Primary export destinations are Singapore, France, Britain, and the Netherlands. These are the countries to which the tankers are headed," Chmora said.

There is one more tanker currently in Sabetta, but it is not yet clear where it will be dispatched, Chmora told Interfax. "Without a doubt, the tanker will depart soon," he said.

Yamal LNG is building a natural gas liquefaction plant on the basis of the Yuzhno-Tambeiskoye (South Tambey) field. Three trains of 5.5 million tonnes a year are planned, with the first train launched at the end of 2017.

The primary shareholders of Yamal LNG are Novatek with a 50.1% stake, France's Total with 20%, China's CNPC - 20%, and the Silk Road Fund (SRF), also from China, with 9.9%