Russia Races to Replace Western Technology to Boost Gas Exports

Most of this gas is in the deep Arctic and even today massive ice-breaking class LNG transport ships have to be used to get the LNG out. I don’t know how much more expensive those ships are as compared to regular LNGC but it must be substantial as whenever possible the exporter pays for the luxury of reloading’s in warmer waters and I know how expensive those are. But if Novatek has counted on Climate Change to help with this I have really bad news. It’s getting quite a bit colder and the way this looks to me this cold snap won’t end before the end of the useful life of those projects. 

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