Cheniere Energy exports its 1,000th LNG cargo

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Cheniere’s 1,000th LNG export cargo departed on the vessel Höegh Galleon on January 26, 2020

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE American: LNG) reports that it has produced and exported its 1,000th cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The 1,000th cargo was exported within a four-year time period after startup, setting an industry record and making Cheniere the fastest producer in the world to reach this milestone. Cheniere has produced these 1,000 cargoes from both the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project (SPL) and the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project (CCL) .

“Reaching 1,000 cargoes of LNG faster than any producer in history is a testament to the performance of our people and the culture of our company. Our focus on reliability and safety through the entire LNG production process enabled us to reach this milestone, while fulfilling our commitments to our foundation customers,” said Jack Fusco, Cheniere’s President and CEO. “Cheniere will continue to focus on operational excellence to help meet growing demand for reliable, flexible, and cleaner sources of energy around the world. This achievement would not be possible without the dedication and diligence of Cheniere’s employees, our partners and customers, and we look forward to celebrating cargo 10,000.”

Cheniere’s 1,000th LNG export cargo departed on the vessel Höegh Galleon on January 26, 2020 from Cheniere’s CCL project. Earlier, Cheniere celebrated the 100th cargo produced at the CCL project, which departed on the vessel Yari LNG on January 13, 2020.

HIGH SPEC FSRU

Höegh Galleon is a high-specification FSRU constructed by shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries and has a storage capacity of 170,000 cu.m of LNG and a regasification capacity of 750 million standard cubic feet per day. It is currently on an 18-month interim time charter (TCP) with Cheniere , after which the vessel is planned to move to Australia for AIE’s FSRU project in Port Kembla.

Höegh LNG has been selected as the FSRU provider for by AIE, and Höegh Galleon is planned to serve the project from the end of 2020.

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