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Green light for construction at Corpus Christi

LNG Industry,

In response to receiving final export authorisation from the US Department of Energy (DOE), Cheniere Energy Inc. has issued a notice to proceed and will commence construction on the first two liquefaction trains at the Corpus Christi project.

Notice to proceed

The company’s Board of Directors has made a positive final investment decision (FID) on its liquefaction project in Texas and has issued a notice to proceed to Bechtel to construct the first two trains.

The project is designed for up to three trains with expected production capacity of approximately 13.5 million tpy, three LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 10.1 billion ft3, two LNG carrier docks and a 22 mile, 48 in. natural gas supply pipeline. The first train is expected to start operations in 2018.


Commenting on this final milestone, Charif Souki, Chairman and CEO of Cheniere, said: "We have initiated construction on our second LNG export facility, the Corpus Christi liquefaction project, located on the Coastal Bend of Texas along the Gulf of Mexico. Including our LNG export facility at Sabine Pass, we now have six trains under construction, with first LNG expected at Sabine Pass from Train 1 by year end.

"For these major projects, getting to the point of commencing construction represents the culmination of years of dedicated hard work by all of our employees, Bechtel, other strategic partners, and legislative and government officials. We would like to thank all for their efforts and look forward to successful project execution in Corpus Christi."

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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