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    Post  owais.usmani on Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:30 am

    https://www.highnorthnews.com/en/novatek-resumes-reloading-yamal-lng-norway-due-covid-19-pandemic

    Novatek Resumes Reloading of Yamal LNG in Norway Due to COVID-19 Pandemic


    After last year’s ship-to-ship transfers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) off Norway’s Nordkapp region Novatek intended to conduct future reloading operations in Russian waters. The company cited significant pressure from the West as the reason behind abandoning the location near Honningsvåg in favor of a new anchorage in Russia. However, with the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic the company is now forced to return to Norway on short notice.

    While Novatek managed to finish construction of the new anchorage to the north of Murmansk, it is now unable to hire the needed international specialist to operate ship-to-ship transfers as Russia has restricted the entry of foreign nationals in light of Covid-19.

    “That’s why temporary transshipment in Norway’s waters is a safer and more reasonable decision,” explained Novatek according to Reuters.

    The reloading helps Novatek to reduce the costs associated with operating its expensive Arctic carriers favoring instead transferring LNG onto more efficient conventional tankers once outside Russia’s ice-covered Arctic waters.

    Returning to Norway despite Western pressure
    Between late 2018 and mid-2019 Russian natural gas giant Novatek and Norway’s Tschudi shipping company partnered to transfer 123 loads of liquefied natural gas in the waters of Norway’s Nordkapp region. After the conclusion of the operation the company announced plans to utilize a new location near Kildin Island near Murmansk.

    Novatek’s original decision to abandon the transshipments near Honningsvåg came as the result of significant “Western pressure,” company officials explained. Norway also faced significant criticism from the United States last year for playing host to the transfer of Russian natural gas “undercutting Europe’s energy diversification efforts.”

    Operation is starting on short notice
    The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic required a quick change of plans on the part of Novatek, once again partnering with Tschudi. Norway’s Tschudi shipping company submitted a notice to the Norwegian Coastal Administration about planned ship-to-ship operations on February 28th. Just four weeks later the first LNG tankers have arrived back in the Sarnesfjord near Honningsvåg.

    A further four ships are currently en route and scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks. The ice-capable Arc7 Boris Davydov and the Christophe de Margerie departed the Yamal port of Sabetta, while the conventional LNG tankers the LNG Dubhe, and Clean Planet are headed for Honningsvåg from central Europe.

    This year’s operation appears more limited in scope and is expected to last until the end of May based on documents submitted by Tschudi. At that time Arctic sea ice is likely to have receded far enough to allow conventional tankers to travel all the way to Sabetta negating the need for transshipment in Norway.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:58 am


    Akademik Cherskiy is now off the coast of Liberia. They kept the transponder switched off for 5 days.

    Destination listed is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria but they will probably just sail past it same as with others so far


    https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/AKADEMIK-CHERSKIY-IMO-8770261-MMSI-273399760


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    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:33 am

    Akademik Cherskiy is now off the coast of Liberia. They kept the transponder switched off for 5 days.

    Destination listed is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria but they will probably just sail past it same as with others so far

    I see what you mean about that page being addictive... it is amazing the amount of shipping traffic there... and being able to click on the ships to identify them is cool too...
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    Post  JohninMK on Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:41 am

    GarryB wrote:
    Akademik Cherskiy is now off the coast of Liberia. They kept the transponder switched off for 5 days.

    Destination listed is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria but they will probably just sail past it same as with others so far

    I see what you mean about that page being addictive... it is amazing the amount of shipping traffic there... and being able to click on the ships to identify them is cool too...

    Switched off as they passed the west African pirates off Nigeria, no point tempting fate.

    Suppose it depends on the virus but lots of lovely fresh food to be picked up in Las Palmas Smile

    The amount of shipping, the long haul container stuff especially, is dropping fast as world trade shrinks. Almost all the aircraft still in the sky are freighters.
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    Post  George1 on Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:24 pm

    Posts related to Russia–Saudi Arabia oil price "war" transferred to this topic:

    OPEC - Global oil prices


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    Post  owais.usmani on Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:06 am

    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2020/04/shell-pulls-out-russian-arctic-deal

    Shell pulls out of Russian Arctic deal

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    Post  owais.usmani on Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:07 am

    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2020/04/sharp-drop-lng-exports-novatek-says-building-new-arctic-projects-will

    Sharp drop in LNG exports, but Novatek says new Arctic projects will proceed as planned

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    Post  Viktor on Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:14 am

    owais.usmani wrote:https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2020/04/sharp-drop-lng-exports-novatek-says-building-new-arctic-projects-will

    Sharp drop in LNG exports, but Novatek says new Arctic projects will proceed as planned


    There is no point of losing money all the time just because for some time demand will decrease. Now is the opportunity to catch time so work must continue.
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    Post  Hole on Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:15 am

    owais.usmani wrote:https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2020/04/shell-pulls-out-russian-arctic-deal

    Shell pulls out of Russian Arctic deal


    Poor shareholders of Shell. They will loose big.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:24 am

    They didn't enter in to the deal for charity to help Russia... so let them pull out... it would be a good time to reassess their priorities and how they want to move forward as the world markets change and shift...
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:47 am

    PapaDragon wrote:Pipe layer Akademik Cherskiy is currently off the coast of Madagascar en route to Port of Maputo, Mozambique

    https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/AKADEMIK-CHERSKIY-IMO-8770261-MMSI-273399760


    Update: Now approaching Las Palmas (it's designated destination but I doubt it will be stopping)




    ALSO:

    New Arctic terminal will be built twice bigger than planned

    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2020/04/new-arctic-terminal-will-be-built-twice-bigger-planned


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    Post  kvs on Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:07 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:Pipe layer Akademik Cherskiy is currently off the coast of Madagascar en route to Port of Maputo, Mozambique

    https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/AKADEMIK-CHERSKIY-IMO-8770261-MMSI-273399760


    Update: Now approaching Las Palmas (it's designated destination but I doubt it will be stopping)




    ALSO:

    New Arctic terminal will be built twice bigger than planned

    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2020/04/new-arctic-terminal-will-be-built-twice-bigger-planned



    A sign the project is failing ... not.

    Demand for oil and gas will not go away regardless of Covid-19 and "alternative energy".
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    Post  Viktor on Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:18 am

    kvs wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:Pipe layer Akademik Cherskiy is currently off the coast of Madagascar en route to Port of Maputo, Mozambique

    https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/AKADEMIK-CHERSKIY-IMO-8770261-MMSI-273399760


    Update: Now approaching Las Palmas (it's designated destination but I doubt it will be stopping)




    ALSO:

    New Arctic terminal will be built twice bigger than planned

    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2020/04/new-arctic-terminal-will-be-built-twice-bigger-planned




    Demand for oil and gas will not go away regardless of Covid-19 and "alternative energy".  

    As to contradict western narrative about Russia and about what it should do and what it should not Very Happy Very Happy

    With the Ruble fall Russia can afford to build more intensively and it should respekt
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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:33 am

    PapaDragon wrote:

    Update: Now approaching Las Palmas (it's designated destination but I doubt it will be stopping)

    Think you are right, she is tracking north well to the east of Las Palmas. If she stops anywhere it could be Cadiz or Morocco as RuN ships seem to bunker there.

    We still don't know if she still has an escort.


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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:38 am

    kvs wrote:
    Demand for oil and gas will not go away regardless of Covid-19 and "alternative energy".  

    It won't go away but demand is dropping very fast and a lot of it, like aviation fuel, is currently due to COVID. There was a world recession already underway and that will be with us for a while. It could be many years before demand and prices get back to the levels of Jan 2020. The shit really is hitting the fan this time and we are going to see who has the most powerful fan.
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:30 pm

    Update: Now approaching Las Palmas (it's designated destination but I doubt it will be stopping)

    Las Palmas is that island off the coast... it looks like it is just following the African coast past it through the channel between the island and the continent of Africa...
    I see on the destination flag it is a territory of Spain...

    Considering the Covid situation they might try to minimise their stops as much as possible...

    Will be interesting to see over the next few days what the destination might change to...

    New Arctic terminal will be built twice bigger than planned

    Now would be the best time to make it bigger.... doing it later would add cost and operational delays to a working terminal...
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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:48 am

    GarryB wrote:Will be interesting to see over the next few days what the destination might change to...

    Wonder what her fuel capacity is and if she can take on oil whilst at sea from a Russian naval support tanker.

    UPDATE

    She is now north of the Canaries. From her heading, to the traffic lanes north of Portugal, it looks like she is Baltic bound in one hop at a steady 8kn.

    Maybe get to see if she has the escort as the RN scrambles to shadow her up the Channel.


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    Post  GarryB on Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:33 pm

    The website isn't showing any escort, but I guess they might not keep tabs on military vessels to avoid controversy...

    I am sure it will be front page news whether it is under escort or not.... the Russians are coming...
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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:46 pm

    GarryB wrote:The website isn't showing any escort, but I guess they might not keep tabs on military vessels to avoid controversy...

    I am sure it will be front page news whether it is under escort or not.... the Russians are coming...
    Bit like aircraft, civilians have transmitters on all the time whilst military only when they want to be seen and tracked.
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    Post  kvs on Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:21 pm

    I am sure that this ship has a Russian submarine escort.

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:43 pm

    The port of destination now says Port Said in Egypt...  ETA April 30th...

    Will be interesting to see if they turn in to the Med or keep heading north...
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    Post  kvs on Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:13 am

    GarryB wrote:The port of destination now says Port Said in Egypt...  ETA April 30th...

    Will be interesting to see if they turn in to the Med or keep heading north...

    Sounds like a glitch from its supposed original path through the Suez Canal.

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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:41 am

    No update I can find from her position 36 hours ago when she was headed NNE.

    EDIT

    That means by now she is either off Casablaca or way out in the Atlantic level with the Straits. My money is on the latter.
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    Post  Azi on Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:28 pm

    WTI price is below ZERO! Hahahahahahaha cheers Laughing pwnd thumbsup

    US fracking industry is literally dead now!
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:49 am

    https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=8770261

    Didn't go to Las Palmas, and is not taking the necessary hard left turn to go to Egypt and Port Said... heading North North West... at just over 4knts...

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