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Russian LNG vessel christened in honor of former Total CEO

Staff Writer |
The Kremlin said it was honoring the legacy of a former head of French energy company Total during a steering ceremony for Arctic liquefied natural gas.

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Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne joined Russian Cabinet officials for a ceremony naming a tanker designated for Arctic LNG after former Total CEO Christophe de Margerie, who died in a plane crash in Moscow in 2014.

The Christophe de Margerie vessel is designated for around-the-clock transportation of LNG from port facilities in the far-north Kara Sea tied to Russia's gas facility at the Yamal Peninsula.

In a weekend statement, the Kremlin said the flagship de Margerie vessel is part of a fleet of 15 others tapped for harsh environments.