The United States federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday granted Cheniere’s request to introduce feed gas to Sabine Pass LNG facility’s Train 2 for commissioning.
Cheniere Energy requested authorization to introduce feed gas and refrigerants within the areas identified as Phases 3 – 5, which was granted in March, and then added a request for authorization to introduce feed gas and refrigerants to Train 2, including the heavies removal unit (HRU).
However, FERC did not reveal in its order the exact areas into which feed gas can be introduced to.
To remind, Sabine Pass export facility in Louisiana started producing LNG from its Train 1 in February.
The first cargo from the facility departed on February 24 and was later delivered to Petrobras’ Guanabara Bay LNG terminal in Brazil.
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.
LNG World News Staff