Cheniere Energy Partners has won authorisation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to construct and operate facilities for the liquefaction and export of natural gas, at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, in the US state of Louisiana.
The proposed $10bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant will be developed on the same site as Cheniere's existing LNG import plant and will be the first facility of its kind to be built in the US.
Cheniere Energy said its subsidiaries, Sabine Pass Liquefaction and Sabine Pass LNG, have received authorisation for the development of up to four modular LNG trains, each with a nominal capacity of approximately 4.5 mtpa.
Charif Souki, Cheniere Energy Partners' chairman and CEO, said the company will now finalise the financing arrangements in order to commence construction of the first two LNG trains for its liquefaction project.
The company owns 100% of the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal, located on the Sabine Pass Channel in western Cameron Parish.
The terminal has regasification and send-out capacity of four billion cubic feet a day (Bcf/d) and storage capacity of 16.9 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe).