November 14-19: Yamal LNG completion and rapid warming in Arctic
L. Mikhelson, the Novatek Company head, informed Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, about the Yamal LNG plant being 2/3 complete; the 1st line is still to be launched November 2017. Yamal LNG launch will increase traffic on the Arctic Circle traffic arteries and make the Arctic Energy project more relevant. May we remind you that the project is being promoted by the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District government and is to create infrastructure that will allow for efficient exploitation of the Arctic’s industrial potential. The Arctic climate changes faster than that of the planet on average, according to studies. This threatens humanity as a whole, thus requiring international cooperation; oversight over the Arctic industrialization may be needed.