Yamal LNG: From Siberia to Iberia... and Boston
The first Yamal LNG cargo to be consumed in mainland Europe was delivered late January 7 to Ferrol in northwest Spain, according to Reganosa, the terminal operator there.
Reganosa said January 8 that the cargo was delivered from Yamal LNG (aboard the carrier Boris Vilkitsky) to the Gate terminal at Rotterdam, Netherlands where it was transshipped to the Clean Ocean carrier. The latter docked at the Reganosa terminal in the port of Ferrol in the evening of January 7, said Reganosa. This was the second cargo to be exported by Yamal LNG.
The first Yamal export cargo was offloaded into storage at the Isle of Grain terminal, in southeast England when it arrived there December 28; however Bloomberg news agency reported January 8 that a cargo from Grain, aboard the carrier Gaselys, is now scheduled to arrive Boston, Massachusetts January 22.
Spot gas prices in the US Northeast spiked late last week as extreme wintry weather struck the region. Gaselys left Isle of Grain late January 7 for its trans-Atlantic crossing, according to tanker-tracking services, and is showing Boston as its destination. French Engie owns the Distrigas LNG import terminal at Everett, near Boston, Massachusetts. Engie also has capacity at the National Grid-run Isle of Grain facility.
Clean Ocean, berthed in Rotterdam late last month (Photo credit: Gate LNG)