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First gas tanker in winter Arctic crossing

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A large tanker carrying liquified natural gas (LNG) is set to become the first ship of its type to sail across the Arctic.

The carrier, Ob River, left Norway in November and has sailed north of Russia on its way to Japan.

The specially equipped tanker is due to arrive in early December and will shave 20 days off the regular journey.

The owners say that changing climate conditions and a volatile gas market make the Arctic transit profitable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-20454757

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Short trip less fuel cost.

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Does make for a shorter journey but it will be one of the few benefits of global warming.

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