┬áRussian energy company Novatek said Thursday it shipped its first batch of liquefied natural gas to China using a so-called Northern Sea Route. The northern passageway is a shipping lane in Russia’s economic zone that runs along the Arctic coast to the Bering Strait . Novatek said it shipped its first cargos of LNG from its northern Yamal project to China using the route. The shipment took 19 days, comStrait. 35 days using a traditional shipping lane. “This voyage begins a new era of Russian LNG shipments to meet the growing natural gas demands of the Asian-Pacific markets using the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean,” Leonid Mickhelson, the chairman of Novatek’s board, said in a statement . The Yamal LNG project has […]