September 9, 2009 / 3:02 PM / 10 years ago

UPDATE 1-Sabine Pass LNG terminal to take cargo Wed-data

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NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Cheniere Energy (LNG.A) bought a second cargo of liquefied natural gas this month for its Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana, which was expected to arrive Wednesday.

The 138,000-cubic-meter Castillo De Villalba LNG tanker, which sailed from Trinidad late last week, was seen approaching the terminal on Wednesday, according to AISLive ship tracker on Reuters.

A Cheniere spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday that Cheniere had bought the cargo. It is the second cargo that the company has shipped to Sabine this month, following a delivery on Sept. 2 in the British Ruby tanker.

The LNG terminal operator aims to bring in at least 20 of its own cargoes to Sabine this year, but Sabine Pass, like all terminals on the U.S. Gulf Coast, has received only a trickle of imports this year as low U.S. gas prices have made it unattractive for shippers.

Alongside Cheniere, Total and Chevron have import access to Sabine Pass. (Reporting by Edward McAllister; Editing by John Picinich)

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