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Cheniere provides Hurricane Laura update

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Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. have announced that a comprehensive facility and operational assessment of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction facility and pipeline assets revealed no significant damage as a result of Hurricane Laura, with the facility performing as designed through the storm.

Cheniere has since started to execute on its plan to restart LNG production at Sabine Pass. The company also announced a pledge of US$1 million to local organisations supporting hurricane relief efforts.

“Most importantly, all of our employees are safe and accounted for. After the storm, we carefully assessed our facility and discovered no significant damage, and we have begun executing startup plans to safely resume operations,” said Jack Fusco, President and CEO of Cheniere. “We know that while our facility emerged from this storm, many of our co-workers, friends and neighbours need assistance. Our pledge of US$1 million, in addition to our volunteer time and other efforts, will help the region quickly recover from the impacts of Hurricane Laura.”

“I want to thank Cheniere for stepping up during our state’s time of need with this commitment,” said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. “It is important for all of us to join together in recovery efforts for our communities in southwest Louisiana.”

Bechtel, Cheniere’s EPC contractor, is returning today to Sabine Pass to resume work constructing Train 6 and on the Third Berth Project.

Cheniere conducted initial assessments of impact from Hurricane Laura at the Sabine Pass facility by air, boat, and by technical and third-party experts. Prior to the storm, Cheniere activated its emergency office location in Dallas to support essential functions.

Activities undertaken by Cheniere as part of, or in addition to, the US$1 million donation include:

  • Delivery of fuel, water, and other support to local first responders and governments.
  • Coordinating employee volunteers to support recovery and clean-up efforts.
  • Coordinating an employee supply drive.
  • Providing corporate matching gifts for employee donations to local organisations supporting relief and recovery efforts.
  • Acceleration of taxes, fees, and other payments to state and local government.

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