Sakhalin Energy, the operator of Russia’s only LNG export plant, said the 145,700-cbm LNG carrier K. Jasmine has loaded its 175th cargo at the Sakhalin II export facility.
The vessel, owned by a joint venture between Korea Line, Kogas, Hyundai Merchant Marine and STX, is set to deliver the cargo to Samcheok, South Korea, Sakhalin Energy said in its statement.
In total, the 2008-built LNG carrier has loaded 25 million cubic meters of liquefied natural gas at the Russian facility delivering it to Kogas, the world’s second-largest buyer of the chilled fuel.
In 2015, the LNG plant shipped 166 LNG cargoes with the majority of them delivered to Japan, South Korea and China.
Earlier in September, Sakhalin Energy production director Ole Myklestad said the facility has been producing 11 percent over its design capacity of 9.6 mtpa.
Sakhalin Energy shareholders are Gazprom (50% plus one share), Shell (27,5% minus one share), Mitsui (12.5%) and Mitsubishi (10%).
LNG World News Staff