Russia plans to develop tanker supplies of liquefied gas


One of the priorities of the gas policy Moscow in the near future may be the transportation of liquefied fuel instead of pipeline deliveries. This forecast was made by Ilya Kalenkov, General Director of Evropeyskaya Elektrotechnika.


The expert noted that the Russian Federation uses the Power of Siberia pipeline to supply gas to China, while the construction of the Power of Siberia-2 gas route may take about five years. At the same time, the Nord Streams are practically destroyed, and their repair and commissioning have been postponed until an indefinite time. In such conditions, tanker transportation of liquefied gas may come to the fore.

Meanwhile, the Russian company Novatek has fuel liquefaction facilities. We are talking, in particular, about Yamal LNG with a capacity of about 16,5 million tons, as well as the Arctic LNG plant under construction and several other enterprises of this kind.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin noted that there are still many remote settlements in Russia with insufficient gas supply. Thus, providing these territories with low-cost liquid fuel, that is, using the potential of the domestic market, can become another important priority for the development of the domestic gas industry.
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  1. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 4 January 2023 21: 36
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    Money, money in the pockets of the oligarchs. To whom is the war, and to whom is the mother dear.
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  2. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
    Shmurzik (Seymslav) 4 January 2023 22: 43
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    Meanwhile, the Russian company Novatek has fuel liquefaction facilities. We are talking, in particular, about Yamal LNG with a capacity of about 16,5 million tons, as well as the Arctic LNG plant under construction and several other enterprises of this kind.

    Beautiful on paper... But life has a harsh reality.
    16,5 million tons = 22 billion m³ of natural gas.
    1 gas carrier = max 135 million m³ of natural gas.
    22 billion m³ = min160 flights of gas carriers.
    And this is for only one working plant ... when exporting
    ~ 30 billion tons (= 42 billion m³) In total, almost min300 flights.
    Although there is also a rhetorical question: What can replace more than 100 billion m³ of lost export pipeline gas?

    Well, now the realities:
    Germany is blocking Gazprom's gas deliveries to India. The construction of factories and without SVO went with a creak, but now ... And how many gas carriers are needed for this? The French engineering group Gaztransport & Technigaz, which undertook to build 15 gas carriers, recently announced its withdrawal from Russia, and there is no one to replace it - a global manufacturer, after all. New factories are not known when they will be built, and the existing ones will soon start asking for spare parts ... Yes, and entering an already divided market is still a hemorrhoid, except perhaps dumping on a large scale ...
    So it's easy to say, but to implement ... although why be surprised - after all, Kyiv was taken in three days ...
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 4 January 2023 23: 31
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      Quote: Shmurzik
      the Gaztransport & Technigaz group, which has pledged to build 15 gas carriers, recently announced its withdrawal from Russia, and there is no one to replace it - a global manufacturer, after all. New factories are not known when they will be built, and the existing ones will soon begin to ask for spare parts ... Yes, and entering an already divided market is still a hemorrhoid, except perhaps dumping on a large scale ...

      SSK Zvezda has been almost built since 2014.
      Just for tankers and gas carriers.
      Under the Christmas tree, on December 29.12.2022, 3, the third Afromax-class oil tanker was handed over to the customer (Sovcomflot).

      Yes, there is still far from a full cycle there, but the same French managed to transfer the technology of membranes for LNG.

      In general, the process is underway, although there will be a drawdown in terms of volumes and, accordingly, revenue.
  3. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
    Shmurzik (Seymslav) 5 January 2023 00: 47
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    Quote from Nelton.
    Under the Christmas tree, on December 29.12.2022, 3, the third Afromax-class oil tanker was handed over to the customer (Sovcomflot).

    The oil tanker will replace the gas carrier ????

    Quote from Nelton.
    Yes, there is still far from a full cycle there, but the same French managed to transfer the technology of membranes for LNG.

    That's it, that it's not a full cycle. And why would the French transfer technology to Russia, and the cap of the world membrane manufacturer is heavy ???? So go, if not fifteen, then thirteen, for sure, tankers, and not gas carriers !!!
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 5 January 2023 18: 40
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      Quote: Shmurzik
      Will the oil tanker replace the gas carrier?

      No.
      But gas carriers are being built there, and the fact of handing over to the customer suggests that they are not only pretending.

      Quote: Shmurzik
      why would the French transfer technology and specifically to Russia

      They paid good money.

      As well as the American GE, which built a rudder propeller plant with technology transfer.