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.
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