Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is now being produced at Train 6 of Cheniere Energy Partners’ Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

Announcing the first production on Tuesday (23rd Nov), Cheniere Energy said substantial completion of Train 6 is expected to be achieved in the first quarter of 2022, approximately one year ahead of the guaranteed completion date.

Once substantial completion is achieved, Bechtel Energy will transfer the completed train to Cheniere Partners, resulting in Sabine Pass’ total production capacity hitting approximately 30 million tonnes of LNG annually.

Jack Fusco, Chairman, President and CEO of Cheniere Partners, said, “This milestone is yet another impressive achievement by the Bechtel and Cheniere teams who continue to safely commission and bring our LNG trains online ahead of schedule and within project budgets.”

“With global economic activity increasing and the winter season approaching in key LNG markets around the world, providing additional supplies of reliable LNG can help companies, countries and communities around the world during this high-demand period.”

Brendan Bechtel, Chairman and CEO of Bechtel, added, “These LNG projects are powering the energy transition and enabling access to cleaner energy around the world.”

“Cheniere Partners continues to be at the forefront in the LNG industry and we are honoured to play a role in improvising access to the energy source for communities that need it.”