• 3 minutes Australian power prices go insane
  • 7 minutes Wind droughts
  • 11 minutes  What Russia has reached over three months diplomatic and military pressure on West ?
  • 1 hour Is Europe heading for winter of discontent with extensive gas shortages?
  • 10 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 3 days The United Nations' AGENDA 2030 - The vision for One World Governance ...an article by the famous Dr Robert Malone
  • 2 days "Mexico Plans to Become an Export Hub With US-Drilled Natural Gas" - Bloomberg - (See image)
  • 4 days Hopes Are Dashed For International Oil Companies In North Iraq
  • 2 days 87,000 new IRS agents, higher taxes, and a massive green energy slush fund... "Here Are The Winners And Losers In The 'Inflation Reduction Act'"-ZeroHedge
  • 1 day "How to Calculate Your Individual ESG Score to ensure that your Digital ID 'benefits' and money are accessible"
  • 3 days The Federal Reserve and Money...Aspects which are not widely known
It’s Time For An Oil And Gas Boom In Africa

It’s Time For An Oil And Gas Boom In Africa

While many countries, including the…

Zainab Calcuttawala

Zainab Calcuttawala

Zainab Calcuttawala is an American journalist based in Morocco. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Texas at Austin (Hook’em) and reports on…

More Info

India Considering Stake In Giant Yamal LNG Project

India could become a shareholder in Russia’s Yamal liquefied natural gas project, according to a report by Press Trust of India on Sunday.

Russian officials shared the details of the deal to oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan last month, when the official made a trip to St. Petersburg. Currently, Petronet LNG has been made privy to the fundamentals of the contract, though sources cited said state-owned Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) could be joining in the near future.

A 2013 offer by Novatek would have allowed Petronet, IOC and ONGC Videsh Ltd. to buy a total of nine percent of the project, but the Indian consortium rejected the offer at the time, calling it unattractive.

The current shareholder structure for the Yamal project gives the Russian firm Novatek a 50.1 percent stake, the French oil major Total a 20 percent stake, the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation a 20 percent stake and the Silk Route Fund a 9.9 percent stake.

The project would produce a new liquefied natural gas plant with an annual capacity of 16.5 million tons per year, based on analysis conducted on the South Tambeyskoye field.

An estimate produced in December 2014 said almost one trillion cubic meters of natural gas could lay beneath the ground in the region.

Earlier this summer, the mega-project’s visionaries announced funding deals that would allow partners to begin construction despite international sanctions against Russia.

Yamal’s Director General said that the project consortium signed a loan agreement with China Exim Bank and the China Development Bank. The banks extended a 15-year loan to the project in the amount of 9.3 billion euros - or about 75 percent of the estimated total funds that Yamal needed to get into production and represented a major step toward getting the project off the ground.

By Zainab Calcuttawala for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News