Cheniere is among the leading companies in North America strategically pursuing the development of LNG receiving terminals. The Company is developing a network of three onshore LNG receiving terminals and related natural gas pipelines along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company gained an early-mover advantage by identifying sites as early as 1999 and continues to remain at the forefront of U.S. LNG terminal development and construction.
Cheniere's terminal sites are among the best in North America because these sites have the following critical features:
- Deep water channels and large acreage positions with proximity to open water
- Substantial local natural gas consumption & existing industrial complexes
- Close to major interstate and intrastate pipelines
- Local governments and communities are familiar with and supportive of the
The Sabine Pass, Corpus Christi and Creole Trail LNG receiving facilities are among the largest proposed LNG receiving terminals in North America, each with over 600 acres of land under its control and 4.0, 2.6, and 3.3 Bcf/d of send-out capacity, respectively. By operating the terminals as a network, Cheniere expects its customers will benefit from reliability, optionality, and flexibility not possible with single terminal operators. Multiple receiving sites will improve reliability during weather and maintenance interruptions. With 3 ports, 6 unloading docks and up to 13 storage tanks in the network, the company will have multiple options for flexible landing and market optimization.
Cheniere's premier sites, its community focused approach, experienced team and anticipated low construction and operating costs offer the company sustainable competitive advantages in bringing natural gas to the North American market.