Cheniere Energy has announced it has shipped its 1000th cargo of liquified natural gas from its LNG export facilities on the U.S. Gulf coast.
The milesone cargo was lifted from Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) Project on January 26 by the LNG tanker Houegh Galleon.
Cheniere Energy produces and exports liquefied natural gas to overseas markets from its Sabine Pass, Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas liquefaction plants. The 1000th cargo comes less than four years after the opening of the Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility, the first in the nation to receive export approval from U.S. government.
Earlier this month, the Corpus Christ project celebrated its 100th cargo produced and exported.
“Reaching 1,000 cargoes of LNG faster than any producer in history is a testament to the performance of our people and the culture of our company. Our focus on reliability and safety through the entire LNG production process enabled us to reach this milestone, while fulfilling our commitments to our foundation customers,” said Jack Fusco, Cheniere’s President and CEO. “Cheniere will continue to focus on operational excellence to help meet growing demand for reliable, flexible, and cleaner sources of energy around the world. This achievement would not be possible without the dedication and diligence of Cheniere’s employees, our partners and customers, and we look forward to celebrating cargo 10,000.”
Cheneire’s Sabine Pass facility consists of six natural gas liquefaction trains, five of which are fully operational and one is under construction.
Meanwhile, the Corpus Christi plant, located in south Texas, consists of three trains, two of which are fully operational and one is under construction and expected to be operational in 2021. Cheniere is also developing and commercializing its Stage 3 expansion adjacent to the Corpus Christi facility, which recently received federal approval.