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Will be able to produce more LNG than every exporting nation besides Qatar and Australia
Cheniere Energy is seeking regulatory permission to add 20 million metric tons per year (MMt/y) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and export capacity at its Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana, which could take its total capacity to 78.3 MMt/y. The expansion project includes three large-scale liquefaction trains that will each produce around 6.5 MMt/y of LNG, two storage tanks with a combined capacity of 440,000 m³ and a boil-off gas reliquefaction unit. Compression provided by turbomachinery is essential in the LNG liquefaction process. Cheniere has also begun the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) prefiling process to add two more midscale trains at its Corpus Christi LNG facility in Texas. The Sabine Pass project is designed with waste heat recovery features and carbon capture for acid gas removal units. The Corpus Christi projects are expected to begin production by 2031, while the Sabine Pass expansion is expected to be completed by 2032.