More gas carriers for Gazprom

The largest gas carrier in its class was officially named “Pskov”. Its capacity makes up 170 thousand cubic meters. It “was built” at one of the Korean dockyards. “Pskov”is ready to depart after August 29th. The route will go from Nakhodka to Ichkhon. Eight month ago another gas carrier “Veliky Novgorod” started its way. It was also meant for Gazprom. The both tankers are of ice class and they can run the sea as far as the Northern Sea Route.

The construction of vessels for LNG transportation is one of the priority tasks for Gazprom. The monopoly is about to have at least 15% in the LNG market. Experts say the future is in LNG. To date Qatar and Malaysia are leaders on the LNG market. Qatar owns the most capacious vessel of 280 thousand cubic meters capacity. Gazprom has 5% on the market to date. It exports LNG to China, Japan and the USA. We note the company has not been in the market for long. It was focused on pipeline exports before.

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