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Sabine Pass Third Berth to be Launched in 2022
= FERC issues schedule for evaluation processes =
Being planned third LNG berth of the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal is expected to be launched in 2022. The approval processes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) are now ongoing. FERC on 18th issued the schedule for the evaluation processes, notifying that it would make a final decision by November 21st, 2019.

The project operator Cheniere Energy, which is planning to start construction in April 2020, filed for pre-filing this February and requested FERC to approve the construction no later than January 2020. The issued schedule is in line with Cheniere's request — at least, the berth construction might have no impacts by FERC's approval processes.

In the official filing process this October, further details of the schedule were determined. Cheniere set construction start-up at May 2020, and reported its plan to start commissioning in October 2022 and commercial operation in December 2022.

The third berth is planned to be built east side of the existing first and second berths. In the Sabine Pass Terminal, four liquefaction units are now in operation, the fifth unit will be launched in 2019, and the sixth unit is also being planned. After completion of all the units, the terminal's LNG production capacity will rise to 27 mtpa (max. 30 mtpa).

With the new berth, the terminal's shipping capacity will also increase. The planned third berth is capable of accepting LNG vessel with a storage capacity of 125,000-180,000 cubic meters. The terminal's vessel acceptance will expand to 580 vessels annually from current 400 vessels.
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