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NOVATEK and COSCO SHIPPING to Expand Arctic Transportation Collaboration

Shanghai, 27 March 2018. As part of today meeting in Shanghai, Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of the Management Board of PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company) and Xu Lirong, Chairman of the Board of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited (“COSCO SHIPPING”) reviewed the good cooperation record on the Yamal LNG Project and agreed to expand the mutual cooperation in scope and depth, especially to expand the dialogue on Arctic transportation collaboration.


PAO NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global LNG market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG project. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. Upstream activities of the Company’s subsidiaries and joint ventures are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation.