The US LNG export player, Cheniere, has received an approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place Sabine Pass fourth liquefaction train in service.
Sabine Pass LNG’s fourth liquefaction train with a capacity of about 4.5 million tons per annum achieved first LNG production in late July and produced its first commissioning cargo in August.
With four trains online, the Sabine Pass plant is expected to be able to produce up to 18 million tons per annum of the chilled fuel.
Cheniere is developing up to six trains at Sabine Pass.
The plant, currently the only such a facility to export US shale gas overseas, shipped more than 175 cargoes of LNG to 25 different countries in the period spanning from February 2016 to August 2017.