November 28, 2012

First Natural Gas Tanker Attempts Arctic Crossing

Matt McGrath, BBC News

AP Photo

A large tanker carrying liquified natural gas (LNG) is set to become the first ship of its type to sail across the Arctic.

The carrier, Ob River, left Norway in November and has sailed north of Russia on its way to Japan.

The specially equipped tanker is due to arrive in early December and will shave 20 days off the journey.

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TAGGED: Natural Gas, Arctic Ice, Arctic Ocean