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Cheniere Is Said to Be Liquefying Natural Gas at a Fourth Plant

  • Cheniere set to double LNG capacity at Sabine Pass terminal
  • India’s Gail has a 20-year contract for LNG from the plant
The Asia Vision LNG carrier ship sits docked at the Cheniere Energy Inc. terminal in this aerial photograph taken over Sabine Pass, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Cheniere said in a statement last month. Cheniere Energy Inc. expects to ship the first cargo of liquefied natural gas on Wednesday to Brazil with another tanker to be loaded a few days later, marking the historic start of U.S. shale exports and sending its shares up the most in more than a month.
Photographer: Lindsey Janies/Bloomberg

Cheniere Energy Inc., the only company sending America’s shale gas overseas, has begun liquefying the fuel at a fourth plant, keeping the company on a track that will double its export capacity this year.

The plant at Cheniere’s Sabine Pass complex in Louisiana is chilling and condensing gas into a liquid so it can be loaded onto tankers, a person familiar with the situation said, asking not be identified because the information isn’t public. The Houston-based company is already producing liquefied natural gas from three plants at the terminal and is working to bring the fourth fully into service by the end of the year.