US Cheniere to start construction on trains at LNG export terminal

29 May 2013 16:04  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Cheniere Energy Partners will “immediately” start construction on the third and fourth trains of its liquefaction project being developed adjacent to its Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal, the company announced on Wednesday.

Construction on the first two trains began in August and is approximately 30% complete, Cheniere said in a press release. Engineering on trains 5 and 6 began this year as well, the company said earlier this month.

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

Cheniere Partners also has acquired the Creole Trail Pipeline from subsidiaries of Cheniere Energy. The 94-mile (151-km) pipeline will be used by the liquefaction project to supply natural gas for processing into LNG.

In May 2011, the US energy firm became the first company to be granted a licence by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to export LNG to non-free trade agreement (FTA) countries.

The licence conditionally allows Cheniere to export up to 16m tonnes/year of LNG for 20 years.

The first exports are expected by late 2015, the company said.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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