Petrobras to be first recipient of LNG export shipment from Sabine Pass terminal

Petrobras to be first recipient of LNG export shipment from Sabine Pass terminal

The landmark first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana is being bought by Petrobras, according to Bloomberg.

Brazil’s troubled state oil giant is reported to have agreed the deal with Houston-based Cheniere Energy, owner of the new Sabine Pass LNG facility, on Monday.

Tanker Asia Vision is docked at one of Sabine Pass’s two berths and loading of the cargo may take a few days.

When it sets sail the vessel will make history as carrying the first export shipment of LNG from one of the US’ lower 48 states (Alaska has been shipping LNG for four decades).

This shipment is a spot cargo, that is cargo available for immediate loading. The initial LNG shipments will be taken as commissioning cargoes until the facility becomes fully operational.

UK-based BG Group is in line for the first contracted load.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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