[LNG = Liquified Natural Gas]
[Shipping giant] MOL orders carriers for arctic transport from Yamal LNG project
“Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and its joint venture partner China Shipping (Group) Company have signed shipbuilding contracts with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in Korea to build three ice class liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
The ice class carriers are intended for delivery of LNG from the Yamal LNG project under development in Russia to strategic ports in Asia and Europe. The carriers will have independent ice-breaking capabilities that enable them to sail in icy seas with maximum 2.1m ice thickness, said MOL. . . .”
They have a trade route to South America too – Russia’s largest independent gas producer completes first LNG delivery (has map)
It looks like the US will have to attack France too (sarcasm) –
China to provide Total with $15 billion for development of Yamal LNG plant
“French oil giant Total is to receive $15 billion from China to invest in a Russian oil and gas project on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. . . .”