Alex Peters

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Alex Peters is a contributing author based in Russia.

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LNG-Fueled Aframax Tankers May Be Built in Russia

By Alex Peters 2017-07-21 12:15:51

Leading Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has announced its plans to localize LNG-fueled Aframax tanker production. SCF’s aim is to be the first in the industry to start the construction of Aframaxes running on liquefied natural gas and get the first of the pack the next year. The SCF fleet of 160 vessels includes four existing Aframax class tankers, none of which were built in Russia. If the company’s plans are brought to life, the new generation tankers will...

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Russian Port's Plague of Coal Dust May be Nearing an End

By Alex Peters 2017-06-27 13:25:29

Residents of the Russian Far East port of Nakhodka may have less coal dust in their air thanks to a petition from a schoolboy, Andrei Bol, who asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help. On June 15, Bol got in touch with the Russian leader on the annual televised “Direct Line with Vladimir Putin,” considered by many to be a political show. Bol complained about the high levels of coal dust in the city, a result of the heavy volume...

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