The joint project of Novatek and Chinese and French investors in the Russian Arctic can reach the planned capacity of gas production already in 2018.
The company plans to spend 1.2 trillion rubles on projects.
The company wants to increase shipments to China.
Beijing asks for a lower tax on dividends for its Yamal LNG participants.
The oil trader Trafigura registered in the Netherlands in 2015, has become the second largest foreign buyer of Rosneft's oil, experts say. The trader is second only to the Chinese partner of the Russian state company, CNPC.
China continues to strengthen its presence in the Asian part of Russia.