NHK: Japan will collect information on the impact of Russia’s decision on Sakhalin-1
TOKYO, October 8 – RIA Novosti. Japan collects information to determine Russia’s influence on the Sakhalin-1 project, TV channel leading NHK Words from a source at the Ministry of Economy.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government to create a new Russian operator of the Sakhalin-1 project, which will receive the rights and obligations of Exxon Neftegaz limited. The new operator of the Sakhalin 1 project will be managed by the Rosneft structure Sakhalinmorneftegaz-Raf, at least until all shares in the operator are distributed, after which the authority of the structure can be extended, the President’s decree follows. Russian Federation. Foreign companies must notify Russia within a month whether they will continue to participate in the project with a new operator.
“This is an important source of supply outside the Middle East. The importance of a stake in Sakhalin-1 for ensuring energy security remains unchanged,” the official said. country.
Until last year, Russian supplies accounted for 3.6% of Japan’s oil imports. Japan, like other G7 countries, banned the import of Russian oil.
“Currently, oil from Sakhalin-1 is not imported into Japan,” the official said.
Earlier, a source from the Kyodo agency, led by the Ministry of Economy, said that the Sakhalin-1 project is still important in terms of providing a stable supply of energy resources to Japan.
Exxon Neftegaz Limited (“ExxonMobil’s subsidiary”) has a 30% stake in the Sakhalin-1 project. In March, the company announced its intention to withdraw from the project, and in April – the introduction of a force majeure regime, in which the project was almost stopped. Currently, gas and oil production has been completely stopped. In addition, Sakhalin-1’s shareholders are Rosneft (20%), Indian ONGC (20%) and Japanese Sodeco (30%). Sodeco is 50% owned by the Japanese government.
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