Sakhalin transports 200th oil cargo

July 22, 2009
Sakhalin Energy has exported its 200th oil cargo.

Offshore staff

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK -- Sakhalin Energy has exported its 200th oil cargo. The tanker Sakhalin Island will deliver 100,000 metric tons (110 231 tons) of oil from the company’s offshore facilities in the Sea of Okhotsk to a refinery in South Korea.

Since commercial oil production began, Sakhalin Energy has exported almost 126 MMbbl to Asia-Pacific customers. With its low sulfur content and high levels of light and medium-light hydrocarbon fractions, this crude is used to produce petrol, kerosene, diesel, and as a feedstock for the petrochemical industry. Sakhalin Energy is now exporting oil and gas to refineries and energy companies in Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, the US, the Philippines, and Thailand.