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Analysis: CB&I has early-bird edge as U.S. approves LNG export plants

Engineering companies like Chicago Bridge & Iron and their shareholders are salivating at the prospect of more U.S. natural gas exports as regulators begin to sign off on the plants needed to move gas abroad.Last month's approval of Freeport LNG Development's liquid natural gas (LNG) project in Texas indicates more will come, and analysts expect maybe five or six will be built.CB&I did the front-end engineering and design for Freeport and is seen as the outfit to beat, given its long track record building terminals to import LNG - before the shale gas bonanza reversed the U.S. natural gas equation. Even Warren Buffett has taken notice: Berkshire Hathaway recently became the top shareholder with a 6.1 percent stake.Rick Scott, chief investment officer at wealth manager L&S Advisors, increased its CB&I holding last quarter by 10 times to 88,528 shares, or 2.4 percent of its $218 million portfolio. "These guys have know-how, and they've been there first," he said. "Others have talked, but...

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    Shaw Group Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter profit for the three months ended Feb. 29 increased sharply to $52.5 million, or 78 cents a share, from $1.2 million...

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