Mirror answer: German authorities confiscated LNG tankers of the Sakhalin-2 project from the Russian Federation

Most recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree providing for the nationalization of Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin-2 LNG project. After such a step by Moscow, the German government decided to strike back and, as a mirror response, decided to confiscate gas tankers serving the Russian Far Eastern energy project. This circumstance will make it impossible to deliver domestic gas to Asian countries.

The thing is that Gazprom chartered for its needs for long periods (until 2028) these vessels through Gazprom Marketing and Trading, which, as you know, is part of Gazprom Germania. The German government expropriated the latter into state ownership back in April. Thus, the charters of the Amur River, Ob River and Clean Energy tankers were formally under the full control of the German authorities. However, they made flights until May, making several flights to China. In June, they were inactive, and in July, in response to Putin's decree, the German government decided to completely seize the courts.

The reason for this was the nationalization of Sakhalin Energy by Russia, which had two Gazprom tankers Amur River and Ob River in sub-freight. In other words, in order to prevent the transfer of gas carriers to the disposal of the Russian Federation, Berlin hastened to carry out an action that it “did not finish” in April with the nationalization for an indefinite period of subsidiary Gazprom Germania.

Dynagas, the owner of all of the tankers listed above, has confirmed that it has taken control of its assets. So far, no one from the parties involved has commented on the situation, especially in terms of how the withdrawal will affect the operation of the Sakhalin-2 project. It is now known that another gas carrier is heading to the port of Prigorodnoye, where liquid fuel is being loaded. It is likely that other vessels will be chartered as the LNG tankers described above have not made deliveries since June and the project is running non-stop.

It is noteworthy that in Germany there are no plans to use ships taken from the Russian Federation yet. Although, most likely, they will be involved in the supply of LNG to Germany against the background of the gas crisis and attempts to solve the problem with liquefied raw materials. Against the backdrop of the ongoing hype around LNG, it is difficult and expensive to charter a gas carrier, in Berlin they solved this problem in such an extraordinary way, simply by taking away the vessels from another sovereign contractor.
  • Used photos: gazprom.ru
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  1. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 2 July 2022 08: 49
    you cannot confiscate what does not belong to Gazprom, Dynagas is the Greek owner. the Fritz turns out to have intercepted the freight. the FRG has many factories in the Russian Federation, so they can and should be confiscated, since the Fritz froze the grandmother of the Russian Federation and confiscate the property of the Russians, but the Tsar thinks for a long time again everyone is afraid of something
    1. sapper2 Offline sapper2
      sapper2 (Minesweeper2) 3 July 2022 09: 18
      The king himself does not decide anything .... Decisions will be made by puppeteers, he will announce them
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 July 2022 09: 10
    After such a step by Moscow, the German government decided to inflict counter attack

    What is the "answer"?
    We need to put the right emphasis. The Russian government took control of a stake in Shell and two other Japanese companies. Moreover, it was proposed to simply go under the control of another legal entity. Or sell your shares.
    What does the German government or German companies have to do with it? This is not a "strike back", but a breach of contractual obligations. However, this is not news. Contracts, as an agreement between two business entities, are no longer considered mandatory in the West. This is the end of capitalism.
    "Retaliation" is obliged to inflict Gazprom and, without waiting for July 10, stop pumping through SP-1. Gas supplies to Europe must be stopped immediately.

    As for everything else, Carthage must be destroyed.
    1. Starover_Z Offline Starover_Z
      Starover_Z (Yuri) 3 July 2022 11: 18
      Quote: Bakht
      "Retaliation" is obliged to inflict Gazprom and, without waiting for July 10, stop pumping through SP-1. Gas supplies to Europe must be stopped immediately.

      And in the future, when normal relations are restored, raise gas prices to the maximum and that's it! So as not to weld on resale!
    2. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 3 July 2022 15: 45
      "Retaliation" is obliged to inflict Gazprom and, without waiting for July 10, stop pumping through SP-1.

      He stopped. So far, for two weeks.
    3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 4 July 2022 06: 53
      If Germany wants to use these LNG carriers to deliver LNG from Russia to Europe, we simply shouldn't refuel them, let them sit idle like useless toys.
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 July 2022 10: 27
    1. Confiscate any non-German ships located in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation
    2. Due to force majeure, change the terms of delivery
    3. Extend the repair and maintenance of northern streams indefinitely
    1. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
      3danimal 3 July 2022 12: 00
      I don't think there will be many of them.
      But! You can go further and capture German ships in neutral waters. Fight so fight good
  4. Denis Chernov Offline Denis Chernov
    Denis Chernov (Denis) 2 July 2022 10: 43
    All this is strange. And the gas through Ukraine, as it went, and goes.
    1. bulvas Offline bulvas
      bulvas (Vasiliy) 3 July 2022 00: 19
      Quote: Denis Chernov
      All this is strange. And the gas through Ukraine, as it went, and goes.

      so they pay in rubles, why not deliver?
  5. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 2 July 2022 12: 58
    Without the nationalization of oil and gas fields and the ban on private companies to extract and sell gas-oil, it will not be possible to create Russia's sovereignty. That there are no gas carriers and tankers of their own? It is impossible to stop pumping gas-oil from wells, conservation and a new launch costs money. Redirect one gas-oil output to the domestic market, 100% gasification of the Russian Federation, gasoline to be sold at 25 rubles per liter. But the capitalists will never agree to this, they will burn, destroy everything, if only the people do not get it.
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 4 July 2022 01: 20
      The vast majority of oil and gas in Russia is produced by state-owned companies ...
  6. Ivanovich 1960 Offline Ivanovich 1960
    Ivanovich 1960 2 July 2022 17: 03
    I won’t be surprised if suddenly another turbine requires urgent repairs, and the pressure in the pipe will decrease by another 30%.
  7. VlVl Offline VlVl
    VlVl (VladVlad) 2 July 2022 18: 20
    Everything will be fine. And with the dumb ... yuh with them. Let's stock up on wood. Or dung.
    1. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
      3danimal 3 July 2022 12: 01
      They carry American gas to themselves, stock up.
      Interestingly, if you threaten to hit these storage facilities, will Siemens return?
  8. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 2 July 2022 22: 35
    laughing Yes, let him take it ... Not our good, it’s not a pity ...
  9. Burn the ships!
  10. Dejan Barich Offline Dejan Barich
    Dejan Barich 2 July 2022 23: 56
    After all, wars have always been about mineral deposits (for resources), and not about the means of transporting them from point A to point B.
    1. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
      3danimal 3 July 2022 12: 04
      Now developed countries are not waging wars for oil / gas. Doesn't pay off in the end.
      There are far more valuable things.
      What is TSMC in your picture of the world? Or Siemens? Is it a resource?
      Therefore, it is impossible to turn a million tons of oil into a full-cycle plant if the company that owns the technology does not want to build it?
  11. Dejan Barich Offline Dejan Barich
    Dejan Barich 3 July 2022 00: 47
    Canada left Germany without turbines and, as a result, without gas. Germany left Japan without gas tankers and, as a result, without gas. ... Mirror answer ... Whom to whom?!
  12. Elephant Offline Elephant
    Elephant 3 July 2022 12: 11
    And these chartered gas carriers were in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation? How were they handed over to the Germans?
  13. nikanikolich Offline nikanikolich
    nikanikolich (nikola) 3 July 2022 12: 34
    As far as I understand, the next step will be to shut off gas to Germany, and this will be a fair decision by Gazprom
  14. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 3 July 2022 12: 50
    I think physically these transports remained where they were .. now Germany will just pay for the berth ... but we can ride these parachutes for a while ... how can they interfere with transport from Sakhalin to Dalyan .. .
  15. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 3 July 2022 12: 51
    The flywheel of war is spinning. In a year and a half it will start...
  16. beer puff Offline beer puff
    beer puff (Igor Trabkin) 3 July 2022 13: 39
    "Gazprom" will block "SP-1" for repair work.
    Canadians do not give the turbine.
    What should Germany do? Do not launch "SP-2". It remains to piracy. ;)
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 4 July 2022 06: 58
      No, it's now called a parallel import.
  17. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 3 July 2022 16: 30
    Everything goes according to plan. Oh you so, then I'm like this. Somewhere I already went through this, it seems (crossed myself) in kindergarten.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 July 2022 22: 54
      You are no longer my girlfriend
      You are no longer my friend!
      Don't play my toys
      And do not pee in my pot!
      Mom will buy me a goat
      I will not show you
      Mom will buy me a club,
      I will punch you in the face
      Mom will buy me an iron -
      I'm in your face - a bale!
  18. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) 4 July 2022 12: 06
    in general, there is an overabundance of tankers in the world today. the freight of the Asians will strike back at Germany and Greece worse than what they came up with.
  19. Ivan Chibisov Offline Ivan Chibisov
    Ivan Chibisov (Ivan Chibisov) 4 July 2022 13: 27
    Maybe I don’t know much, and I don’t understand! But, nevertheless, political damage was done to the Country, material "to the property of Russia to Gazprom?" I really don’t know even the crumbs of the interests of ordinary people are visible there? And yet, the "successful managers" and, of course, the government work so clumsily that I would like to revive Lavrenty Pavlovich and Mr. Zhukov! It turns out: they themselves sucked, grabbed, and now they are afraid of sanctions measures of influence already loved by themselves, and there ...... both property and unprotected loot, etc. etc.