2022.07.01 18:16Nation

サハリン2、ロシアが「接収」 プーチン氏が大統領令―日本商社出資のLNG事業


2022.07.01 18:16Nation

Putin Orders to Transfer Sakhalin-2 Project to New Russian Firm

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree ordering to transfer the operations of the Sakhalin-2 oil and natural gas development project, currently joined by Japanese trading houses, to a new Russian company, according to a report by Kommersant, a Russian newspaper, in its online edition.
   The decree said the transfer is a special economic measure against an unfriendly action, suggesting that Russia will effectively snatch the project in a retaliatory move against sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.
   The latest development has made it uncertain whether the Japanese firms can stay in the project.
   Sakhalin Energy, which has been running the Sakhalin-2 project off the Russian Far East island of Sakhalin, is about 50 pct owned by Russia's state-run Gazprom, 12.5 pct by Japanese trader Mitsui & Co. and 10 pct by Mitsubishi Corp. , also a Japanese trading house.
   Japan receives about 60 pct of liquefied natural gas produced in the Sakhalin-2 project. The transfer of the project's operations to a Russian company may have an impact on Japan's energy procurement, pundits said.