First Russian LNG Cargo Enroute To Japan

May 2009 Vol. 236 No. 5

The first Russian LNG cargo for delivery to Japan has been loaded from the Sakhalin II LNG plant into the Energy Frontier LNG carrier.

The Energy Frontier left the Prigorodnoye port on March 29 for the Sodegaura terminal in Tokyo Bay, with a cargo of 145,000 cubic meters of LNG intended for two of the company’s foundation customers – Tokyo Gas and Tokyo Electric. The LNG was loaded through the 805-meter jetty at the Prigorodnoye port.

Sakhalin LNG is produced at train 1 with train 2 scheduled to come on stream later this year. This year and 2010 will see a gradual ramp-up to full production capacity. The newly built Sakhalin II infrastructure includes three offshore platforms, an onshore processing facility, 985 miles of offshore pipelines and 995 miles of onshore pipelines, an oil-export facility and the LNG plant. (For additional information, see this article from P&GJ April 09.)

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