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Hurdles remain for Cheniere US LNG export project

Cheniere Energy has received approval from the US department of energy for its proposed LNG terminal at Sabine Pass – but a number of hurdles to the project still remain Cheniere Energy has received approval from the US department of energy for its proposed LNG terminal at Sabine Pass – but a number of hurdles to the project still remain.
By James Batty 26 May 2011 0 59
Cheniere plans to build up to four LNG trains, each with a capacity of 4 mtpa. (Roy Luck/Flickr)

Houston-based Cheniere Energy has secured approval from the United States (US) Department of Energy (DoE) to export domestically produced natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico Sabine Pass LNG terminal. This is an important milestone for the company, but critics remain sceptical about its chances of success as a number of hurdles need to be cleared before the LNG exports can begin.

The approval allows Cheniere Energy Partners, a master limited partnership set up by Cheniere Energy, to export up to 22.74 billion cubic metres per year...