Tanker with Russian gas for the United States unfolded in the middle of the Atlantic

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in fotobanka for the production of liquefied natural gas of Yamal LNG. Archival photo.Tanker with Russian gas for the United States unfolded in the middle of the Atlantic© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

A tanker, carrying U.S. batch produced in Russia liquefied natural gas, turned around in the Atlantic ocean, according to Bloomberg.

The ship Gaselys, owned by French company Engie, emerged from the British port of Isle of grain. It was supposed to deliver Russian liquefied natural gas of Yamal LNG in the United States, the arrival of a tanker in the us the Everett terminal near Boston, was expected on Saturday.

However, data on the movement of vessels in the Atlantic, it follows that the tanker changed course in the middle of the ocean and is now heading to the Spanish port of Algeciras. According to Bloomberg, the owners of the cargo, if they are not obliged to deliver LNG to a port under the terms of the contract, you can direct it to another location — depending on the market situation, although such cases occur infrequently.

The company Engie SA the situation with changing the ship’s course does not comment.

According to media reports, the United States purchased natural gas from Russia because of higher gas prices on the East coast of the country to 6.3 thousand dollars per thousand cubic meters. The rising cost of raw materials was caused by weather conditions.

The project «Yamal LNG» involves the construction of a plant producing liquefied natural gas in the resource base of the Yuzhno-Tambeyskoye field. Shareholders are NOVATEK (50.1 per cent), French Total (20%), CNPC (20%) and silk road Fund (9,9%). The project will build three production line with capacity of 5.5 million tons each, and one additional million tons. LNG production on the first line began in December 2017.Tanker with Russian gas for the United States unfolded in the middle of the AtlanticAs far as Europe is dependent on Russian gas

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