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First cargo of US shale gas makes its way to Brazil

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IT'S official. The natural gas flowing out of America's shale formations is now available to the world.

Liquefied natural gas tanker Asia Vision left Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana on Wednesday with the first cargo of US shale gas, according to Sabine Pilots, the group that helps guide vessels through the region's waterway. The tanker, carrying three billion cubic feet, is bound for Brazil.

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