Houston-based Cheniere Energy was given the go-ahead on Wednesday to double its quantity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from its Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana, according to Bloomberg.
Approval was granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for Cheniere to begin exporting LNG from a second liquefaction plant (known as Train 2) at the $11bn terminal.
Back in February Cheniere dispatched out of Sabine Pass the first export shipment of US-produced LNG from the lower 48 states. Previously there had been shipments from Alaska to Japan.
The company plans to bring a third plant online next year and to commission a fourth.