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Brief -- Cheniere Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Cheniere Energy Inc.'s request to introduce fuel gas to commission gas turbine generators at the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Cameron Parish, LA. Sabine Pass said it would begin commissioning activities associated with phases 2-3 of a commissioning plan submitted in March as part of the facility's expansion plan [CP13-552]. The approval is only for commissioning Sabine Pass gas turbine generators and "does not grant Sabine Pass the authority to commission other project facilities at the LNG terminal," FERC said. The Sabine Pass LNG terminal began exporting gas in February 2016 and was the first U.S. facility to export LNG sourced from domestically produced natural gas in the Lower 48. In March the second such facility came online when FERC granted permission for Dominion Energy to begin commercial service for the Cove Point LNG export facility on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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