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