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Naturalgas pipeline flows to CheniereEnergy Inc.'s LNG export terminal remained steady through most ofApril as the first cargoes bound for Europe departed the facility.

SNL Energypipeline flow data shows that deliveries to the Sabine Pass liquefactionfacility from the Cheniere CreoleTrail Pipeline Co. LP and NaturalGas Pipeline Co. of America LLC systems peaked for the month onApril 1 at almost 770,400 Dth before maintaining a 600,000 Dth range throughApril 22. On April 15, the day the sixth LNG cargo left Sabine Pass for Portugal, gas deliveries tothe Cameron Parish, La.–based terminal totaled nearly 626,700 Dth.

Evenon that April 1 peak flow day, however, the two pipelines used less than 50% oftheir combined capacity. Creole Trail can supply 1.5Bcf/d to Sabine Pass.

Cheniereexported its seventh Sabine Pass cargo on April 25 as a crowd of state andfederal government officials, international buyers, and members of thecompanies that helped build the terminal celebrated its grand opening. Gas deliveries for thatday reached almost 317,000 Dth.

FERCstaff on April 18 authorized Cheniere's Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC and Sabine Pass LNG LP to introduce feed gas andrefrigerants to parts of its second liquefaction train, which is scheduled tobegin production this month. (CP11-72, CP13-2)

OnApril 28, Moody's upgradedratings on the Cheniere EnergyPartners LP subsidiaries citing "construction accomplishments"at Sabine Pass.

To view operationalstatistics on interstate natural gas pipelines, go to SNL Energy's PipelineSummary Page. To view natural gas operational flow data for receipt ordelivery points, go to SNL Energy's OperationalCapacity by Point Page.

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