Murmansk Region Government suggests shifting oil transshipment in the Kola Bay from offshore to costal terminals
Murmansk Region Government suggests shifting oil transshipment in the Kola Bay from offshore to costal terminals, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Aleksey Tyukavin, Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region, as saying at the VIII International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future".
According to the official, Murmansk Region Government is concerned about temporary permits provided by the Ministry of Transport for a long term to offshore transshipment facilities. They can transship Arctic oil in the Kola Bay onto large ships having no ice class.
Aleksey Tyukavin suggests looking into arranging costal transshipment facilities. In his opinion, they are safer although their cost is higher.
As of today, transshipment of Arctic oil at the port of Murmansk is performed via two offshore transshipment facilities - LUKOIL’s LK-Volga LLC and Gazprom Neft’s FSO Umba.