Sakhalin Energy and Toho Gas: Agreement on the Delivery of the First Carbon Neutral LNG Cargo

Sakhalin Energy and Toho Gas (Japan) agreed on the delivery of the first carbon neutral/offset LNG cargo from the Sakhalin-2 project to Toho Gas.

During the Sakhalin Oil and Gas 2021 Far Eastern Energy Forum Sakhalin Energy and Toho Gas Co., Ltd. have expressed their intention of a strategic partnership. It involves cooperation in decarbonisation, which will begin with the delivery of the first carbon neutral/offset LNG cargo from the Sakhalin-2 project.

The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, the Governor of the Sakhalin Oblast Valery Limarenko, Advisor to the Director General of Gazprom Export Alexander Medvedev and the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev.


“This event is consistent with the company’s longstanding policy focused on high environmental responsibility. Amid the global energy transformation, Sakhalin Energy considers environmental protection intrinsic to all production processes and aims at the progressive reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s decarbonisation initiatives are complex measures within production processes that will result in the delivery of the first carbon neutral LNG at the Sakhalin-2 project. Sakhalin Energy will continue moving in this direction, developing cooperation with the buyers in the Asia-Pacific, who place a big focus on the range of environmental issues,” said Roman Dashkov, Chief Executive Officer of Sakhalin Energy.


According to him, this carbon neutral/offset delivery is a key step in implementation of the corporate Green LNG strategy, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the Sakhalin-2 project and to ensure Sakhalin Energy’s leading position in a new area of energy products market.

The first shipment of the carbon neutral/offset LNG cargo from the Sakhalin-2 project will take place in early October. The cargo will be delivered by the Russian gas carrier Grand Aniva to Chita LNG Terminal, Aichi Prefecture.

28 September 2021