Brazil Receives Spot LNG Cargo From Nigeria at Guanabara Bay

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4), Brazil’s sole importer of liquefied natural gas, received a spot cargo from Nigeria, ship-tracking data show.

The Golar Seal, with a capacity of 155,000 cubic meters, arrived yesterday at Guanabara Bay near Rio de Janeiro, according to transmissions captured by IHS Fairplay on Bloomberg. It was scheduled to dock Jan. 20, the data show. The tanker sailed from Nigeria LNG Ltd.’s Bonny Island facility, where it reloaded the supercooled fuel and departed Jan. 9.

Rio de Janeiro-based Petroleo Brasileiro, also known as Petrobras, bought 2.7 million metric tons of spot LNG in 2012, the most in the Americas, according to the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers. The company has a floating regasification terminal at Guanabara Bay. Brazil has no long-term purchase contracts, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

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