Brazil Receives Spot LNG Cargo From Trinidad at Guanabara Bay

Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil’s importer of liquefied natural gas, received a spot cargo from Trinidad & Tobago, ship-tracking data show.

The Excalibur, with a capacity of 138,000 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. 26, the data show. The tanker sailed from Atlantic LNG Ltd.’s Point Fortin facility, where it loaded the supercooled fuel and departed Oct. 29.

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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