Spain is expected to receive a cargo from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana. This would be thesecond ever US LNG cargo produced from shale gas to reach Europe.
The 138,000 cbm Sestao Knutsen LNG carrier is expected to arrive at Spain’s Mugardos LNG terminal located at the port of Ferrol around July 22, according to AIS data provided by the vessel tracking website, MarineTraffic.
Teekay’s MEGI-powered LNG carrier, Creole Spiritdelivered the first cargo in April to Portugal’s Sines import terminal.
Houston-based Cheniere started exporting LNG from Sabine Pass Train 1 in February, a major milestone in global LNG trade as the US is set to become a net exporter of domestically sourced shale gas.
Since then, the company exported 16 cargoes of the chilled fuel from Sabine Pass, including the Sestao Knutsen cargo, according to the shipping data.
Cheniere is developing and constructing up to six liquefaction trains at Sabine Pass, with each train expected to have a nominal production capacity of about 4.5 mtpa of LNG.
The Houston-based company expects first cargo from the second train in late August, with substantial completion at the end of September, according to its latest monthly construction report.