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The Moscow Times: India Plans to Liquefy Sakhalin Gas

Monday, July 24, 2006. Issue 3459. Page 8.

NEW DELHI — Flagship Indian energy firm Oil and Natural Gas Corp. is in talks over exporting its share of natural gas from Sakhalin-1 via Royal Dutch Shell’s nearby LNG terminal, an Indian oil ministry official said.

The move to make liquefied natural gas at Sakhalin-1, a multibillion-dollar project on the Pacific Coast, runs counter to operator ExxonMobil’s long-held plan to sell the gas via a pipeline to nearby Japan.

“We are keen on getting LNG from Sakhalin-1,” the ministry official, who did not wish to be identified, said Friday. “India needs LNG desperately. Shell has a liquefaction facility for Sakhalin-2 and we can use that. We have had some discussions and will meet them again on July 31.”

Exxon said it still planned to supply Sakhalin-1 gas by pipeline to North East Asian markets like China and Japan. Still, the company said it was exploring all “reasonable opportunities to maximize the value” of the gas resource. and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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