Yamal LNG picks Teekay LNG, two others to build gas carriers worth $5B

|About: Teekay Corporation (TK)|By:, SA News Editor

The Yamal LNG project in Russia's Arctic reportedly has chosen Canada's Teekay LNG (TK, TGP), Japan's Mitsui and Russia's Sovkomflot to build 16 liquefied natural gas carriers worth $5B.

The project is scheduled to start producing gas in 2016 and supply 16.5M metric tons of the tanker-shipped fuel in 2018; Russia's Novatek holds a 60% stake in the $27B, while France's Total (TOT) and China's CNPC (SNP) own 20% each.