"While negotiations are ongoing and indeed advanced with other buyers, we do not limit our vision to Asia," McVeigh told delegates at an industry conference.
"It is realistic to expect Sakhalin Energy will be supplying Russian LNG to North America in 2007 when we expect to make our first LNG shipments," he added.
McVeigh told reporters that announcements of further LNG sales into Japan or Korea may come early next year. He also said an announcement for LNG sales to the West Coast of North America "could happen next year."
McVeigh said Sakhalin Energy was talking to a number of companies about receiving the LNG on the West Coast, including project leader Shell, which has plans for a receiving terminal at Baja, California.
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