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Sabine Train 3 First LNG Cargo to Be Delivered in June, Cheniere Says

Cheniere Energy Partners LP said Friday that Train 3 of the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, LA, is substantially complete as of last Tuesday and commissioning has been completed.

Contractor Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals Inc. is turning over custody of the train to Cheniere. Earlier this month the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved commencement of operations of Train 3.

Under a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Korea Gas Corp., the date of first commercial delivery for Train 3 is expected to occur in June, upon which the SPA's 20-year term begins.

Financial results of LNG sales from Train 3 will be reflected in the future statements of operations of Cheniere Partners and its affiliates.

Cheniere Partners plans to construct up to six liquefaction trains at Sabine Pass. Trains 1, 2, and 3 have achieved substantial completion; Train 4 is in the commissioning process; Train 5 is under construction; and Train 6 is fully permitted and being commercialized.

Each liquefaction train is expected to have nominal production capacity of about 4.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG. Sabine Pass has entered into six third-party LNG SPAs that in the aggregate equate to 19.75 mtpa of LNG and commence with date of first commercial delivery from Trains 1 through 5.

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