Reuters are reporting that the Netherlands is set to receive its first LNG delivery from Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass export plant in the US.
The Arctic Discoverer vessel, with a carrying capacity of 133 500 m3 of LNG, departed the facility on the Gulf Coast and is listed as heading for Rotterdam.
Cheniere is currently the only company able to export large cargoes of LNG from the continental US but very few have so far landed on European shores despite analyst expectations of a surge in supply.
According to US Department of Energy data, the biggest beneficiary of Sabine Pass volumes has so far been Mexico, followed by Chile, China, Japan, Jordan, India and Turkey.
Currently Spain, Portugal, Italy and Malta are the only European countries to have received deliveries.
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