Profile: Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG.A)
4 May 2016
Cheniere Energy, Inc., incorporated on March 25, 1983, is an energy company primarily engaged in liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses. The Company operates through two segments: LNG terminal business and LNG and natural gas marketing business The Company owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana through its ownership interest in and management agreements with Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners), which is a publicly traded limited partnership. The Company owns approximately 100% of the general partner interest in Cheniere Partners and over 80% of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (Cheniere Holdings), which is a publicly traded limited liability company that owns approximately 56% limited partner interest in Cheniere Partners.
The Sabine Pass LNG terminal has operational regasification facilities owned by Cheniere Partners’ subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (SPLNG) that includes existing infrastructure of over five LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 16.9 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe), over two docks that can accommodate vessels with nominal capacity of approximately 266,000 cubic meters and vaporizers with regasification capacity of approximately 4.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). Cheniere Partners is developing and constructing natural gas liquefaction facilities (Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project) at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal adjacent to the existing regasification facilities through a subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (Sabine Pass Liquefaction). Cheniere Partners also owns a 94-mile pipeline that interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with a number of interstate pipelines (the Creole Trail Pipeline) through a subsidiary, Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P. (CTPL).
The Company is developing and constructing a second natural gas liquefaction and export facility at the Corpus Christi LNG terminal, which is on over 2,000 acres of land that it owns or controls near Corpus Christi, Texas, and a pipeline facility (the CCL Project) through its subsidiaries Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC (CCL) and Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline, L.P. (CCP), respectively. The CCL Project also includes a 23-mile, 48-inch natural gas supply pipeline that will interconnect the Corpus Christi LNG terminal with several interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines (the Corpus Christi Pipeline). The Company’s subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC (Cheniere Marketing), is engaged in the LNG and natural gas marketing business, and is developing a portfolio of long-term, short-term and spot LNG sale and purchase agreements (SPAs).
LNG Terminal Business
The Company is focused on the development of over two LNG terminal projects: the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana, less than four miles from the Gulf Coast on the Sabine-Neches Waterway and the Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. Through Cheniere Partners, the Company has constructed and is operating regasification facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal and are developing and constructing the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project. It owns approximately 100% of the general partner interest in Cheniere Partners and over 80.1% of Cheniere Holdings, which owns approximately 55.9% limited partner interest in Cheniere Partners. The Company owns approximately 100% interest in the CCL Project. Sabine Pass Liquefaction has third-party SPAs, including BG Gulf Coast LNG, LLC (BG), Gas Natural Aprovisionamientos SDG S.A. (Gas Natural Fenosa), Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), GAIL (India) Limited (GAIL) and Centrica plc (Centrica). Corpus Christi Liquefaction's third-party SPAs include Endesa Generacion, S.A., Iberdrola S.A., Gas Natural Fenosa LNG SL, Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd, PT Pertamina (Persero), Electricite de France, S.A. and EDP Energias de Portugal S.A.
LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business
The Company’s subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, is engaged in the LNG and natural gas marketing business and is developing a portfolio of long-term, short-term and spot LNG purchase and spot LNG SPAs. Cheniere Marketing purchases, transports and unloads commercial LNG cargoes into the Sabine Pass LNG terminal and other LNG terminals around the world.
Cheniere Energy Inc
700 Milam St Ste 1900
HOUSTON TX 77002-2806
Company Web Links
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