The much-anticipated Sabine Pass LNG facility is running behind schedule. Cheniere Energy has warned that the first shipments from the site – America’s first LNG exports – will now be in late February or March, rather than the planned January start.
This is not the first delay for the huge gas development. Previously Cheniere had intended to start shipping LNG from the new plant before the end of 2015 but it announced in October a delay to that schedule. That first delay brought the sacking of the company’s CEO.
The Sabine Pass facility is intended to reach a total production and export capacity of nearly 30m tons per year when all six of its trains are running.
Delays at new LNG infrastructure around the world has become common place in the last couple of years, causing headaches for LNG shipowners.