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Cheniere showcases first LNG export (VIDEO)
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Cheniere Energy showcases first LNG export (VIDEO)

Cheniere Energy released a video highlighting the first ever export of liquefied natural gas from the continental United States.

Aerial shots show tugboats guiding the tanker to Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG Terminal and workers pumping LNG into vessel tanks.

The cargo was loaded onto the tanker Asia Vision on Feb. 24. Brazil’s Petrobras purchased the 160,000 cubic meter shipment, which will be taken to the company’s regasification plant in All Saints’ Bay, Bahia.

The exported LNG will supply Brazil’s domestic market. Most of the cargo is expected to be used by thermal power plants.

The Sabine Pass LNG Terminal is located on the border between Texas and Louisiana in Cameron Parish, La. The terminal has two docks deep recessed far enough so that no LNG vessel will protrude into the open waterway while docked.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Asia Vision was located south of Barbados.

In related news, Tugboats at Sabine Pass ready for LNG exports.

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