US to make first shipment of LNG from shale fields

LNG is normally warmed to make natural gas, which can be used in heating, cooking, in generating electricity

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  • "This historic event opens a new chapter for the country in energy trade and is a significant milestone for Cheniere," said chairman and interim chief executive Neal Shear in a statement.

US gas producer Cheniere Energy was poised Wednesday to make the first-ever export shipment of liquefied natural gas from shale fields.

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