One of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas projects Sakhalin-2 is set become the source of Toho Gas’s first carbon neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo delivery.

Project operator, Sakhalin Energy - owned by Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi – agreed on the delivery with Japanese energy company Toho Gas during the Sakhalin Oil and Gas 2021 Far Easter Energy Forum.

A supplier of around 4% of the world’s current LNG market, Sakhalin-2 is Russia’s first offshore gas project and sees Japan, South Korea and Chinese as its main customers for oil and LNG exports.

Carbon neutral LNG is produced when the carbon emissions created during manufacture are offset by the use of carbon credits.

The signing ceremony between Sakhalin Energy and Toho Gas

The signing ceremony between Sakhalin Energy and Toho Gas

Source: Sakhalin Energy

Commenting on the decarbonisation agreement, Roman Dashkov, CEO, Sakhalin Energy, emphasised the company’s ‘environmental responsibility during the global energy transformation.

He said, “Sakhalin Energy considers environmental protection intrinsic to all production processes and aims at the progressive reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.”

Dashkov also stated that delivery of this carbon neutral LNG is a key step in implementing its corporate Green LNG strategy, an attempt to reduce Sakhalin-2’s carbon footprint.

Early October will see the first shipment of the cargo, delivery by Russian gas carrier Grand Aniva to Chita LNG Termina, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.