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JERA imports first LNG cargo shipped from Wheatstone

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According to Reuters, Japan’s JERA Co., the fuel-buying joint venture of Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, has received its first LNG cargo from Chevron’s Wheatstone project in Australia.

The tanker ‘Asia Venture’, carrying around 70 000 t of LNG, arrived at Tokyo Electric Power’s Futtsu LNG terminal in Chiba prefecture on Tokyo Bay.

This marks the first delivery of many as JERA has contracts to buy 5.2 million tpy of LNG from the Wheatstone project.

Wheatstone has two units, which at full capacity will supply 8.9 million tpy of LNG to customers in Asia. After the second train starts up in 2018, JERA will receive around six LNG cargoes per month from the project, a company official said.

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