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    Cheniere produces first volumes from Sabine Pass train 6

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Sabine Pass is a dominant export terminal for US LNG.

by: Daniel Graeber

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Cheniere produces first volumes from Sabine Pass train 6

Cheniere Energy said November 23 that liquefied natural gas was produced for the first time from its sixth liquefaction facility at the Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana.

Commissioning on train 6 at Sabine Pass is expected by Q1 2022, earlier than initially expected. Once completed, the full Sabine Pass facility will have a production capacity of about 30mn mt/yr of LNG.

“With global economic activity increasing and the winter season approaching in key LNG markets around the world, providing additional supplies of reliable LNG can help companies, countries and communities around the world during this high-demand period,” Cheniere CEO Jack Fusco said.

Cheniere tapped engineering firm Becthel to work on train 6 at Sabine Pass in June 2019.

Sabine Pass has been the dominant US exporter of LNG for much of the year. Of the 22 vessels laden with gas in liquid form that left export terminals during the week ending November 17, seven of them originated at the Louisiana terminal.

Cheniere posted total revenues for the three months ending September 30 of $3.2bn, a 119% increase over the same period last year. Total cargoes of natural gas shipped out in liquid form reached 141 during the period, a substantial improvement over the year-earlier level of 55.