The SCF Timmerman LNG tanker. Photographer: V. Tonic/Marine Traffic. Shell Plc decided to idle two liquefied natural gas vessels chartered from a Russian company, in the latest example of an energy giant seeking to avoid future sanctions or public condemnation tied to the war in Ukraine. London-based Shell decided last month to take the ships out of service and bear the economic cost, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The ships are primarily used to ferry LNG within Asia and aren’t directly under sanctions, but the company decided to idle the ships as a precaution, said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss private details. The SCF Barents and SCF Timmerman vessels have been anchored off the coast of Singapore for several weeks, according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg. The ships are owned by Sovcomflot — a Russian state-controlled company — and are under long-term charter […]