Total's Yamal LNG has started Train 3 twelve months ahead of schedule


PARIS and YAMAL --  On the occasion of the inauguration of Train 3 of the Yamal LNG project in the presence of the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, Total announces the start of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the third train of the Yamal LNG project in Russia. This has been achieved a year ahead of the initial schedule and within the original budget. The Yamal plant has now reached its full planned capacity of 16.5 MMtpa less than a year after the first shipment of LNG from the project in December 2017. Furthermore, this start-up occurs one week after Yamal LNG has shipped its 100th LNG cargo.

“We are proud of the successful launch of all three LNG trains of the Yamal LNG project less than a year after the start-up of the plant. This constitutes an unprecedented achievement for the industry” commented Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total. ”The positive experience of Yamal LNG paves the way for further LNG developments alongside our strategic partner Novatek, including Arctic LNG 2, the next major development based on giant low costs resources in Russia’s far north.”

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