A Russian tanker was loaded last week with liquefied natural gas at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass terminal in western Louisiana, and bound for the Spanish terminal of Huelva, Reuters reports, based on data from Refinitiv Eikon.
The Marshal Vasilevskiy, a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), which can also serve as an LNG tanker. is set to arrive at Huelva on Dec. 9, Kallanish Energy learns.
Industry sources told Reuters energy trader Gunvor leased the Marshal Vasilevskiy from Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom, which controls roughly 36% of the European gas market.
Gazprom does not supply natural gas to Spain via pipeline, though it had already shipped LNG to the country. It has said LNG from the U.S. to Europe do not rival its own deliveries, as they are more price competitive.
Both Gazprom and Gunvor die not respond to requests for comment, Reuters reported.
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