The Sabine Pass LNG terminal is located on over 1,000 acres of land along the Sabine Pass River on the border between Texas and Louisiana, in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. It is located at the widest point on the Sabine River Navigation Channel, only 3.7 nautical miles from the open water and 23 nautical miles from the outer buoy. The channel is maintained at a depth of 40 feet and is not subject to tidal limitations. The terminal has two docks that are recessed far enough so that no part of the LNG vessel will protrude into the open waterway while docked.
The Sabine Pass LNG Terminal commenced service in April 2008. With a total send-out capacity of 4.0 Bcf/d and approximately 17 Bcfe of storage capacity the Sabine Pass terminal became the largest receiving terminal, by regasification capacity, in the world.
Four dedicated tugs are stationed at the terminal to ensure safe and timely escorts by crews specifically trained to berth LNG vessels. The terminal can simultaneously unload LNG vessels from each berth in order to maximize the number of LNG vessels that can be received at the terminal each year.