Chevron: Sabine Pass Expansion Will Infringe on Its Berthing Rights
Chevron filed comments requesting that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) require Sabine Pass liquefaction, a Cheniere unit, to demonstrate that the proposed expansion of the Sabine Pass export terminal will not infringe on the company’s berthing rights for LNG imports at the terminal.
“Chevron submits these comments concerning the proposed expansion of Sabine Pass’s LNG liquefaction facilities, because it will result in the oversale of berthing capacity that will negatively impact Chevron’s existing berthing capacity rights,” Chevron said.
“Accordingly, Chevron respectfully requests the Commission to require Sabine Pass to explain and provide evidence in a clear and convincing manner that its proposed expansion will not infringe on Chevron’s existing contractual rights to berthing capacity at Sabine Pass’s LNG liquefaction facilities,” the company added.
Chevron has a 20-year terminal use agreement with Sabine Pass LNG, using the SP LNG facility to import, store and regasify LNG in a quantity of up to 403.9 million MMBtus/year.
LNG World News Staff, November 5, 2013; Image: Cheniere