LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Cheniere Energy will commission the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from its new Corpus Christi export terminal on Nov. 15, the Texas port’s chief executive said on Tuesday.
The commissioning of the cargo, months ahead of schedule, will mark the start of operations at Cheniere’s second LNG export facility and only the third major export facility in the United States.
The Corpus Christi terminal had been undergoing commissioning work since the summer and while it was scheduled to come onstream in the first half of next year, Cheniere had said previously first LNG would come before the end of the year.
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Cheniere starts LNG production at Texas export terminal
LNG production began Wednesday at Cheniere Energy's export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas, as the facility prepares to ship its first cargo, a spokesman said.
The terminal is the third major export facility in the US to enter service that produces LNG from shale gas, boosting US efforts to be a bigger player in the global LNG market.
An unladen LNG tanker, the Golar Tundra, has been moored to a jetty at the terminal since Sunday. The spokesman, Eben Burnham-Snyder, said the tanker was expected to carry the first cargo sometime soon, though the exact timing was unclear. The destination once it departs was not disclosed.