Chinese gas flows from Russia to rise
Russia’s daily piped natural gas deliveries to China are set to rise by more than 50 percent by the end of 2021, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported. The current daily rate of 28 mill cubic metres will rise to 43 mill cubic metres by year-end, ensuring supply for the winter and spring of 2022, including the Beijing Winter Olympics in February next year, Xinhua quoted a PipeChina official as saying. The East Route pipeline scheme has carried more than 10 bill cubic metres of Russian gas to China since it started operations in December, 2019, Xinhua said. In China, the northern and middle sections of the scheme have already been completed, while the southern section is due to be complete by 2025, allowing the project to reach its planned capacity of 38 bill cubic metres per year.
China to build Kamchatka terminal
China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has won the contract to build Novatek’s Kamchatka LNG transhipment terminal. The trans-shipment hub is intended to handle LNG loaded in the Arctic for discharge in Asia. It had earlier been reported that Japanese companies had expressed interest in participating in the Kamchatka transhipment terminal. It will be used to transship Yamal LNG from Arc7 type LNG carriers to conventional LNGCs for onward transits to Asian destinations.