NGA Tearline: Sanctions Delay Chinese Equipment En Route to Russian Arctic Energy Projects

Developed in Partnership with Washington University in St. Louis

This piece uses commercial imagery and open reporting to show that liquified natural gas modules or “trains” are delayed in shipping from China to the Arctic because of sanctions on Russia. Western and other heavy-transport companies are reluctant to gives these large pieces of equipment a ride to the Arctic, which places some strain on Chinese and Russian Arctic goals.

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