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Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass ships first LNG export cargo, bound for Brazil

Sabine Pass LNG has entered into six third-party LNG sale for approximately 19.75 mtpa

Cheniere Energy announced Wednesday that the first LNG shipments from the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana are headed to Brazil.

Sabine Pass

Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Photo: Cheniere Energy.

“Today we will finish loading the first commissioning cargo of LNG from our Sabine Pass LNG terminal,”  said Neal Shear, chairman and interim CEO of Cheniere Partners, said yesterday in a press release.

“This historic event opens a new chapter for the country in energy trade and is a significant milestone for Cheniere as we prepare Train 1 for commercial operations.”

The liquefied natural gas cargo was produced from the first liquefaction train of Sabine Pass and will be transported on the LNG carrier Asia Vision, chartered by Cheniere Marketing, LLC.

The Sabine Pass LNG terminal includes existing infrastructure of five LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 16.9 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe), two docks that can accommodate vessels with nominal capacity of up to 266,000 cubic meters and vaporizers with regasification capacity of approximately 4.0 Bcf/d. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P., Cheniere Partners also owns a 94-mile pipeline that interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with a number of large interstate pipelines.

“This accomplishment would not have been possible without many years of hard work by our employees, our construction partner, Bechtel, other contractors and thousands of workers at the Sabine Pass site. We especially want to thank our federal, state and local agencies, elected officials and community leaders from across Louisiana and the United States for their continued support and contributions during development and construction.”

Cheniere Partners, through SPL, plans to construct over time up to six liquefaction trains, which are in various stages of construction and development. Each liquefaction train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tonnes per annum (“mtpa”) of LNG.

Sabine Pass LNG has entered into six third-party LNG sale and purchase agreements that in the aggregate equate to approximately 19.75 mtpa of LNG and commence with the date of first commercial delivery of Trains 1 through 5.

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