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Cheniere Energy's (CQP) Sabine Pass Train 4 Comes Online

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Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. CQP — a subsidiary of liquefied natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy, Inc. LNG — recently announced the completion of its fourth liquefaction train at Louisiana facility.

Construction of the Train 4 of the Sabine Pass liquefaction project was completed by the contractor Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. On completion, Bechtel handed over custody of the train to Cheniere Energy Partners which is ready to operate. Train 4 is set for first commercial delivery in March 2018 under a 20-year sale and purchase contract with GAIL (India) Limited. With the completion of Train 4, revenues of the partnership are likely to benefit from increased LNG sales.

Cheniere Energy Partners intends to construct six liquefaction trains at Sabine Pass. Each train has an estimated nominal production capacity of 4.5 million tons per annum of liquefied natural gas. Construction of the Trains 1, 2 and 3 had been completed in March. First commercial delivery for Train 3 took place in June under a 20-year supply contract with Korea Gas Corporation.

The partnership’s request for regulatory approvals in March to commence commissioning activities at Train 4 has been granted.  With the completion of the Train 4 on Oct 9, the total capacity at the export terminal has risen from 13.5 million tons per annum (Mtpa) to 18 Mtpa. Train 5 is under construction and is expected to begin exporting in the second half of 2019. Train 6 is being commercialized and has secured the necessary regulatory approvals.  

Cheniere Energy Partners is also developing a liquefaction and export terminal in Corpus Christi, TX. While Train 1 and 2 are under construction, a permission regarding the same for Train 3 has been secured.

Houston, TX-based Cheniere Energy Partners is an energy partnership focused on liquefied natural gas-related businesses. It owns and operates liquefied natural gas receiving terminals and liquefied natural gas pipelines in Louisiana and Texas. The partnership carries a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).


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