EIA: Sabine Pass LNG exports hit record in October

EIA: Sabine Pass LNG exports hit record in October
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Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal in Louisiana, currently the only such facility to ship U.S. shale gas overseas, dispatched six cargoes during last week.

The six cargoes dispatched from the facility during the week ending Wednesday 25, totaled 21.4 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas, U.S. Energy Information Agency’s weekly report shows.

One vessel, with the LNG-carrying capacity of 3.8 Bcf was loading at the Sabine Pass plant on Wednesday, the data shows.

EIA further stated that LNG exports to date in October set a new record with 19 loaded vessels, exceeding the previous record set in May with 18 exported cargoes.

Natural gas pipeline deliveries to the Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal exceeded 3 Bcf/d last week, above the 2.8 Bcf/d nameplate capacity of Trains 1–4.

The US LNG export player, Cheniere commissioned the fourth liquefaction train earlier this month, taking over care, custody, and control of the train from the EPC contractors Bechtel.