The US has widened its sanctions dragnet against Russia even further, to include seven LNG carrier newbuildings under construction or already launched at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex to be operated by Sovcomflot.

The US Treasury said late on Wednesday it did so as part of efforts to “impede Russia’s development of future energy projects” — in particular the Obsky LNG, Arctic LNG 1 and Arctic LNG 3 projects.