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US LNG Exports Ready To Ramp Up

The volume of LNG exports from the USA is set to increase substantially next year. Industrial Info Resources is estimating that export capacity of the fuel will climb by 140 per cent in 2019, compared to current levels.

According to the organisation, the introduction of 13 new trains, with a liquefaction capacity of 5 billion cubic feet per day, is what will provide the main boost to the sector.

LNG World Shipping reported that four of these liquefaction trains are set to be commissioned in the first quarter of next year on the US Gulf coast. The Sabine Pass, Cameron and Freeport LNG trains will be added to what were LNG import terminals.

Their introduction will allow these facilities to export. Meanwhile, the Corpus Christi train and terminal is the only greenfield site, and it has been constructed on land acquired specifically for the purpose of establishing a new LNG terminal.

Operator Cheniere plans to have its Train 1 operational imminently, with Train 2 set to come online by the end of next year as well.

The US Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) recently gave Cheniere permission to load and export Train 1 commissioning cargoes at its Corpus Christi terminal.

In August, FERC also granted approval for the commissioning process of the Freeport Train 1. According to LNG World Shipping the timetable for commencing operations of the three Freeport trains is “conservative”, with the first not expected to start until September 2019, with the remaining two coming online between then and May 2020.

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