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First commissioning LNG cargo departs Cheniere’s Corpus Christi liquefaction facility

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Cheniere Energy Inc. has announced that the first commissioning cargo of LNG has loaded and departed from its Corpus Christi liquefaction facility in Texas, US, marking the first export of LNG from the state and from a greenfield liquefaction facility in the lower 48 states.

The LNG was loaded on the LNG carrier Maria Energy, chartered by Cheniere Marketing LLP.

The Corpus Christi liquefaction facility consists of three large-scale LNG production units – or trains – and supporting infrastructure, with an additional seven smaller trains proposed.

The facility’s first train produced first LNG in November and is expected to reach substantial completion in 1Q19. Train 2 is expected to reach substantial completion in the second half of 2019, and Train 3 in the second half of 2021.

The facility will also feature three LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 10.1 billion ft3 equivalent and two marine berths.

The seven smaller trains currently under development would increase the facility’s total expected nominal production capacity to approximately 23 million tpy.

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