Natural gas feedstock deliveries to U.S. LNG liquefaction facilities have continued to rise week on week as commissioning activities on several projects continue.
The United States Energy Information Administration, citing IHS Markit OPIS PointLogic Energy, shows the combined natural gas feedstock deliveries to all liquefaction facilities averaged 4.3 billion cubic feet, compared to 4 Bcf/day in the previous week.
Houston-based Cheniere Energy is continuing commissioning activities of the Sabine Pass liquefaction train 5 that started producing LNG in late October, and Corpus Christi train 1, that began production last week.
In addition, Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG liquefaction facility is currently commissioning its first train and is expected to come online as the third export facility following Sabine Pass in Louisiana and Dominion’s Cove Point LNG plant in Maryland.
The Corpus Christi facility is expected to be commissioned soon, with LNG World News reporting earlier that the 170,000-cbm FSRU Golar Tundra, which is being used as an LNG carrier in the spot market, arrived at the Corpus Christi plant’s jetty.
Unlike in its previous reports, EIA has not revealed the number of cargoes that were loaded at the two facilities currently producing end exporting the chilled fuel.