Cheniere to ship 20th Sabine Pass export cargo

 Maran Gas Delphi (Image courtesy of Maran Gas Maritime)
Maran Gas Delphi (Image courtesy of Maran Gas Maritime)

U.S. LNG export player Cheniere is to ship the 20th LNG cargo from its Sabine pass liquefaction and export plant in Louisiana.

The cargo will be shipped aboard the Greek-flagged 159,800-cbm Maran Gas Delphi, that is currently docked at the facility, according to AIS data provided by the vessel tracking website, MarineTraffic.

Sabine pass export plant, first of its kind to ship U.S. shale gas overseas, began exporting the chilled fuel from Train 1 in February this year. Since then, 19 cargoes were shipped from the export terminal.

The majority of these exports went to South America, followed by the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. These exports totalled about 66 billion cubic feet (Bcf), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Cheniere plans to build over time up to six liquefaction trains at Sabine Pass, which are in various stages of development. Each train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of about 4.5 mtpa of LNG.

The Houston-based company took over control of the first liquefaction train in May from Bechtel. First commercial delivery is expected to occur in November when the 20-year LNG sales and purchase agreement with Shell commences.

Worth mentioning, a Cheniere spokesperson told LNG World News earlier this month that the company plans to shut down the first train at Sabine Pass in September as part of a planned maintenance.

The plant’s second liquefaction train is currently undergoing commissioning with first cargo expected to be shipped in mid-August.


LNG World News Staff

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