Spotted: Sakhalin Enters 1K Club

The offloading of 1000th LNG cargo from Prigorodnoye port
The offloading of 1000th LNG cargo from Prigorodnoye port

Sakhalin Energy, the operator of Russia’s first LNG plant, offloaded the 1000th standard cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Prigorodnoye port on August 25, 2015.

The jubilee cargo will be delivered to Japan, and the volume will be split between Tokyo Electric and Tokyo Gas, the same two companies which bought the very first LNG cargo from Sakhalin back in March 2009. The volume of a standard cargo is 145,000 cubic meters of LNG.

The Asia-Pacific region is the major consumer of Sakhalin LNG, as the market is geographically close to the plant.

From 2009 onward, about 72 percent of Sakhalin LNG was delivered to Japan and 22 percent to South Korea.

Sakhalin-2 LNG plant was launched in February 2009, and in 2010 reached its full design output of 9.6 million tonnes of LNG per year. Since the beginning of production Sakhalin Energy has offloaded 65 million tonnes of LNG.

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