U.S. LNG exports edge up on week

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Liquefied natural gas exports from the U.S. increased over the last week, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

EIA stated in its weekly report that ten LNG vessels, seven from Sabine Pass, one from Corpus Christi, one from Cove Point, and one from Cameron departed from the United States between July 18 and July 24.

The ten vessels held a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 37 bcf.

It is worth noting that one vessel was loading at the Sabine Pass terminal on Wednesday, July 24.

EIA added that the Freeport LNG export terminal received an authorization from the FERC to introduce hazardous fluids for Train 1 as part of the commissioning activities.

The EPC contractor of the facility—Chiyoda, McDermott, and Zachry Group—have informed earlier this week that feedgas was introduced to Train 1 as part of the final commissioning of the train.

Freeport LNG is a three-train facility, with a combined LNG-export capacity of 2 Bcf/d. Train 1 is scheduled to come online in September 2019, and the remaining two trains are scheduled to come online in the second and third quarters of 2020.

The fourth train at the facility has been fully approved, but it is not yet under construction.

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