Russian gas carrier will deliver American LNG to Europe

Recently it became known that the Marshal Vasilevsky vessel, built in South Korea at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard to supply gas to the Kaliningrad region, was leased for three months by Gazprom to a major international trader Gunvor. Marshal Vasilevsky is not just a gas carrier, but the only floating regasification (LNG from liquid to gaseous) installation in Russia (capacity of 2,7 billion cubic meters of gas per year), created on the basis of a gas transportation tanker .

As the RBC, "Marshal Vasilevsky" is now heading to the port of Rotterdam (Netherlands). At the same time, sources close to Gazprom suggest that the company does not want to incur losses due to the downtime of the vessel, so it was leased and used as a tanker (gas carrier).

For example, Roman Kazmin, the head of ICIS Heren LNG, is confident that the freight rate is $ 80 thousand per day and it can be extended with the consent of the parties under favorable market conditions. Another source said that the deal was concluded in September 2019 and the lease will last from November 2019 to February 2020. At the same time, the rate was lower than the market, at that time it supposedly amounted to $ 100-130 thousand per day), but now it is much lower.

We remind you that in February 2019, in Kaliningrad, in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a sea terminal for receiving LNG with a capacity of 2,7 billion cubic meters was launched. m of gas per year ("Marshal Vasilevsky"), which fully covers the needs of the region. The creation of an alternative gas supply system for the Kaliningrad region cost Gazprom about 85 billion rubles. The ship was needed in case the EU countries block the gas pipelines to the region. Therefore, it is not surprising that the company does not want it to just stand at the pier.

It should be added that on November 8, 2019 it became known that the Marshal Vasilevsky vessel, previously used by the Austrian OMV as a gas storage in the port of Rotterdam, leaves for the United States, where it must pick up LNG from the Sabine Pass port in Louisiana and deliver it to Europe.
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  1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 13 November 2019 15: 03
    There are no national interests for capitalism, but only a mammon of its own. This is all from a series of sales to the States of rocket engines, titanium, etc. That's almost everything I support the modern government of the Russian Federation and understand, but these things cause only those words that cannot be published ....
    Well, if they had transported this LNG even from Qatar, well, to hell with it ... But to directly help what, again, is directed directly against the interests of Russia itself, as well as against the interests of Gazprom itself, is this ??? Break any jackpot today and now, and then - the grass does not grow? Here is their whole psychology! And then what are they then submarines with strategic missiles, for example, they will not rent out to someone? There is no war yet, why are they idle?
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 13 November 2019 15: 37
    Yes, Marshal Vasilevsky goes to America, now he is in the center of the Atlantic

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    While lop-eared puppets are tearing their throats about the "molecules of freedom" and the final peremogue, people are working, Americans are buying gas from us and our ships are carrying their gas. By the way, it is far from the fact that he went there empty winked The Americans can easily buy our gas for themselves cheaply, and then sell their "non-aggressive" gas to the Europeans, and they will take it and thank it again. laughing

    There’s something else interesting, the Swedish company Gunvor Group Ltd, is building itself a little factory for LNG liquefaction and a terminal in Louisiana on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and that no one squeals characteristically wassat They tell us how backward we are, since the Chinese are building a Zvezda for us, but then it turns out that the Americans are not able to build a plant themselves, and besides, they have no gas carriers. And silence ..... Where are you penguin lovers? Tell us about our orphanhood and wretchedness sad
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 13 November 2019 17: 40
    The correct article. Maybe, at least sometimes, it will reach some that only modern language can be sweared!