Sakhalin Energy Delivers 100th Cargo of Russian LNG

The hundredth tanker carrying Russian liquefied natural gas, shipped from the LNG plant in Prigorodnoye, has arrived in Japan.

The cargo was delivered to Kyushu Electric by Grand Aniva, the same LNG carrier that transported the first LNG from Sakhalin.

Over 5.5 million tonnes of LNG have been shipped since Russia's first LNG plant began operating less than a year ago in February 2009.

"This is a milestone for the Company and for Russia as a global energy supplier," said Andrei Galaev, CEO of Sakhalin Energy. "It shows that we have established a stable supply channel of the 'blue fuel' to markets in the Asia-Pacific. This significantly enhances the market diversification of Russian energy supplies, and represents an important step towards improving global energy security."

The major destination for Sakhalin LNG last year was Japan, representing more than 50% of volume of the delivered LNG. Remaining quantities of LNG were shipped to South Korea, India, Kuwait, China and Taiwan.