Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana, the first of its kind to ship US shale gas overseas, has exported its ninth cargo of the chilled fuel since start-up in February.
The 155,000 cbm GasLog Shanghai LNG tanker left the Sabine Pass facility on Monday and is currently located in the Gulf of Mexico, according to AIS data provided by the vessel tracking website, MarineTraffic.
The liquefied natural gas tanker is chartered by BG’s Methane Services, now part of Hague-based LNG giant Shell. Shell has a 20-year offtake agreement with Cheniere for 3.5 mtpa of LNG from Train 1.
Sabine Pass received approval by U.S. FERC on May 4 to commence service for liquefaction and export activities at Train 1.
Meg Gentle, president of Cheniere Marketing, recently said at a conference in Amsterdam that so far 8 commissioning cargoes have been dispatched from the facility.
However, it is not known whether this is the first commercial cargo from the Sabine Pass facility.
LNG World News contacted both Cheniere and Shell for a comment, but we did not get a response by the time this article was published.
Cheniere is developing up to six trains, each with a production capacity of approximately 4.5 mtpa of LNG, at the Sabine Pass terminal adjacent to the existing regasification facilities.
According to Cheniere, the commissioning process on Sabine Pass Train 2 has commenced, and the company expects it to be completed in September this year.
LNG World News