Cheniere delays Sabine Pass completion date

U.S.-based LNG player Cheniere Energy has postponed the completion date for the first liquefaction train at its Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana.

“Actual project progress supports the achievement of substantial completion for Trains 1 and 2 by May 2016 and August 2016, respectively,” Cheniere said in the latest construction report filed with the U.S. FERC.

These dates are two months later than the company predicted in the November report.

Houston-based Cheniere has also delayed the first cargo from the Sabine Pass liquefaction project to late February or March 2016.

The first commissioning cargo from the liquefaction and export facilty in Cameron Parish, Louisiana was initially expected to occur by late January.

Cheniere also delayed the substantial completion date for the second Sabine pass liquefaction train to August from June.

Trains 3 and 4 targeted substantial completion dates remained April 2017 and August 2017, “with schedule recovery expected in the summer of 2016 as labor resource is transitioned from Stage 1 onto Stage 2″, Cheniere said in the report.

Cheniere is building liquefaction and export facilities at its existing import terminal located along the Sabine Pass River on the border between Texas and Louisiana.

The company plans to construct over time up to six liquefaction trains, which are in various stages of development. Each train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of about 4.5 mtpa of LNG.

Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction facility will be the first of its kind to export cheap and abundant U.S. shale gas to overseas markets.

 

LNG World News Staff

 

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