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Cheniere: first LNG export imminent

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Cheniere Energy Partners L.P. has confirmed that the first LNG commissioning cargo is loading at its Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US, and is set to depart imminently.

The LNG is loading on the Asia Vision LNG carrier, chartered by Cheniere Marketing LLC. The cargo is set for Brazil.

New chapter in energy trade

Neal Shear, Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere Partners, said: "Today we will finish loading the first commissioning cargo of LNG from our Sabine Pass LNG terminal. This historic event opens a new chapter for the country in energy trade and is a significant milestone for Cheniere as we prepare Train 1 for commercial operations […] This accomplishment would not have been possible without many years of hard work by our employees, our construction partner, Bechtel, other contractors and thousands of workers at the Sabine Pass site. We especially want to thank our federal, state and local agencies, elected officials and community leaders from across Louisiana and the US for their continued support and contributions during development and construction."

Cheniere Partners, through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC, plans to construct up to six liquefaction trains, which are in various stages of construction and development. Each liquefaction train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tpy of LNG. Sabine Pass Liquefaction has entered into six third-party LNG sale and purchase agreements (SPAs) that in the aggregate equate to approximately 19.75 million tpy of LNG and commence with the date of first commercial delivery of Trains 1 through 5 as specified in the respective SPAs.

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