The "Indiga" will from now on shuttle between Yamal and Murmansk with oil from the Novoportovskoye field. Photo: Msco.ru

Oil from Novy Port arrives in Murmansk

A first load of oil from the new Yamal field is delivered by Murmansk Shipping Company.
January 13, 2016

It was the tanker ”Indiga” which this week arrived in Murmansk with 14,000 tons of Novy Port oil on board.

The delivery marks the start of our year-round shipping of Novy Port oil, the company informs in a press release.

The hydrocarbons will soon be reloaded to a foreign tanker, which will bring it to buyers in Europe. The ”Indiga” will return to the Novy Port terminal for more oil as soon as it completes the reloading in the Kola Bay, the shipping company says.

The Murmansk Shipping Company has long experience from oil transportation in the Russian Arctic. Since the start of the 1990s, we have shipped oil from Tiksi, Kolguyev, Varandey and the Ob Bay, the company underlines.

The Novoportovskoye is one of the biggest oil fields in the Yamal Peninsula. The field is located 30 km from the coast of the Ob bay, and oil is transported by pipeline to Cape Kamenny where a terminal facility has been developed. The existing pipeline has a 600,000 tons capacity per year. That will be increased to 5,5 million tons as soon as a second pipeline is built. Project operator Gazprom Neft started construction of the pipeline in January this year and the field is planned to be in full production in the course of the year, the company infoms.

The Novy Port oil is planned to be transported also eastwards along the Northern Sea Route.

Yamal and the Novoportovskoye field. Map by Gazprom Neft

 

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