August 25, 2017 / 3:50 PM / in a year

CORRECTED-U.S. Cheniere Energy says Train 3 at Sabine Pass LNG export plant down

(Corrects quote in last paragraph to read maintenance not outage)

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Production from train three at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant has been suspended for maintenance, a spokesman for the U.S. firm said on Friday.

The spokesman did not provide further details about the cause or impact of the outage, only adding that maintenance was a routine aspect of plant operations.

“We continue to meet our obligations to customers,” he said.

Traders variously speculated about the duration of the shutdown, ranging from three weeks to six months.

The off-taker of volumes from Train 3 is Korea Gas Corp but deliveries have so far not shown any sign of being disrupted, a trader said.

“They are using production from other trains to compensate for the maintenance,” he added.

Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic; Editing by Edmund Blair

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