World Oil | Naureen Malik
The first cargo of liquefied natural gas set to pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal locks will be American.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Maran Gas Apollonia vessel is scheduled to pass through the canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on July 25, after loading LNG from the U.S. Gulf Coast, according to the Panama Canal Authority, which oversees the locks’ operations. BP Plc’s British Merchant LNG tanker is expected to become the second to pass through the canal the following day, and a third tanker is slated for early August, the agency said in a statement late Monday.
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