When a tanker full of Russian gas docked at the Isle of Grain import terminal in Kent on Thursday night, as Britain experienced its lowest temperatures of the year, it was greeted as a propaganda coup for President Vladimir Putin. “Feeling cold? Help is on the way,” crowed the Russian embassy in London on Twitter, to mark the arrival of the first shipment of liquefied natural gas from a new Arctic production facility targeted by US sanctions. But by Friday evening, this story of apparent UK dependence on Russian LNG was beginning to look more like “fake news”. People with knowledge of the shipment said that, while the Russian gas had been offloaded into UK storage facilities it was set to be transferred to another tanker destined for elsewhere in the world, probably Asia . “It has not entered the UK domestic gas network and we do not expect it to,” said one person familiar with operations at National Grid’s Isle of Grain terminal.
FT 30th Dec 2017 read more »
The first shipment of liquified natural gas from Russia’s sanction-hit £20bn Yamal project has arrived in the UK. The shipment, estimated at 170,000 cubic tonnes, will now be stored in the UK before being sold elsewhere, rather than being used domestically. It belongs to Petronas LNG UK, the British arm of Malaysia LNG, Agence France-Presse reported.
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