Cheniere advances on US Gulf Coast LNG projects

03 May 2013 14:18  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Cheniere is making progress on developing its planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects on the US Gulf Coast, the US energy firm said on Friday.

Cheniere said it expects the first train of its Sabine Pass liquefaction project on the Louisiana-Texas border to begin production in late 2015.

Cheniere plans six natural gas liquefaction trains at Sabine Pass, each with a capacity of 4.5m tonnes/year.

As of 31 March, trains 1 and 2 were about 26% complete. Construction at trains 3 and 4 is expected to begin in the first half of 2013, and work to develop trains 5 and 6 began recently, Cheniere said.

Meanwhile, the company is also planning a 15m tonne/year liquefaction project – comprising three trains – at Corpus Christi, Texas.

Cheniere commissioned engineering firm Bechtel to carry out that project’s front-end engineering and design work and expects to have project cost estimates in the second half of 2013, it said.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
+1 713 525 2653

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index