Japan Receives LNG Spot Cargo From Nigeria at Senboku Terminal

Japan, the world’s largest buyer of liquefied natural gas, received a spot cargo from Nigeria today, according to ship-tracking data.

The LNG Pioneer, with a capacity of about 138,000 cubic meters, docked at the Osaka Gas Co.-owned Senboku terminal in central Japan, transmissions captured by IHS Fairplay on Bloomberg show. The vessel loaded the gas at Nigeria LNG Ltd.’s Bonny Island plant and departed Nov. 28.

The Senboku facility has a capacity of about 15.6 million metric tons a year and receives long-term shipments from Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar, Australia, Oman, Brunei and Russia, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Asian LNG buyers typically import spot cargoes from December to March to meet peak heating and power demand.

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