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Producers of liquefied natural gas will be able to use on the Northern sea route by vessels under foreign flags until the Russian tankers, told reporters Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.
The head of «NOVATEK» Leonid Michelson in August said that the company asked the Ministry of transport with a request to allow short-sea shipping LNG via the Northern sea route by the courts not only under the flag of Russia. He noted that the adopted amendments to the merchant shipping Code does not allow the use of 15 international gas tankers «Yamal LNG» for cabotage between Sabetta and transit points in Murmansk and Kamchatka without permission of the Russian government.
«We agreed that it would be necessary to adjust the conditions for business, which is engaged in LNG that they might for a transitional period until the market is saturated until you have made tankers for transportation of LNG, in Russia they could use the courts under a foreign flag,» said Kozak.
He said that instructed the Ministry of energy, Ministry of transport, the Ministry of industry and companies. «We need to NOVATEK, first of all, think what we need, what is the timetable… Today it is clear that this ban (on the use of foreign tankers on the NSR — ed.) cannot be so absolute as from 1 January 2019,» he added.
«They sit together — Novak (Novak — ed.), together with the Ministry of transport, Ministry of industry and trade, will calculate the details that this term was not very big, not one to relax, and not so little,» — said Deputy Prime Minister.
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