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Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG train 4 authorized for service

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allowed Cheniere Energy Inc. companies to begin service for natural gas liquefaction and export activities from facilities that make up the fourth train at the Sabine Pass export terminal.

FERC granted in an Oct. 5 letter the requests of Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC and Sabine Pass LNG LP to commence service. The authorization covered liquefaction and export activities from the train 4 inside battery limits and heavies removal unit and operation of the enclosed ground marine flare.

The gas liquefaction train joins three trains already operating at the Sabine Pass terminal, each capable of producing 4.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG, the equivalent of about 0.59 Bcf/d of gas. In June, FERC authorized Cheniere to begin introducing feed gas to train 4. Train 5 is expected to be complete in August 2019. Train 6 is fully permitted but does not have a final investment decision. (FERC dockets CP11-72, CP13-2)