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JERA imports Japan's first liquefied shale gas cargo from U.S.

Staff Writer | January 6, 2017
JERA of Japan said that an LNG cargo produced in the contiguous United States has arrived at Joetsu LNG Terminal of Chubu Electric Power Company.
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Energy   The voyage to Japan took about one month
This is the first import of US LNG into Japan. JERA and Cheniere Marketing International have entered into a sale and purchase agreement for the cargo, which was loaded onto the LNG vessel Oak Spirit at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Louisiana, operated by Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. on 7 December 2016.

The voyage to Japan via the Panama Canal took about one month.

JERA believes the purchase of US LNG will contribute to a stable energy supply in Japan through the diversification of procurement regions and LNG price indices.