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Puerto Rico Turns to Russian Gas Supply as Trade Expands

  • Tanker carrying Russia-origin gas scheduled to arrive Oct. 30
  • While U.S. is closer, Jones Act prevents American shipments
A derrick is viewed from the air at the South-Russian OAO Gazprom gas field, 250 km from Urengoy, Eastern Siberia.

Photographer: Dmitry Beliakov/Bloomberg

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Puerto Rico is turning to Siberia for natural gas to keep the lights on.

Catalunya Spirit, a liquefied natural gas tanker transiting the English Channel, is slated to dock in southern Puerto Rico on Oct. 30, according to vessel tracking data compiled by Bloomberg. The vessel is hauling gas that originated from Novatek PJSC’s Yamal LNG terminal in northern Russia via a ship transfer that took place in Belgium’s Zeebrugge terminal this past weekend, the data showed.