A summary of NGI’s LNG Insight news and feedback

  • Chénière Energy Inc. loaded its first shipment of 5 million metric tons / year (mmty) of train 6 expansion at the Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana. The feed gas was introduced in September. The company expects commissioning to be completed in 1Q2022.
  • Qatar Energy (QE) announced on Wednesday that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with the Chinese company S&T International Natural Gas Trading Co. Ltd. supply 1 mmty of LNG over a period of 15 years starting at the end of next year. QE said on Monday it had signed a SPA with China Guangdong Energy Group Natural Gas Co. Ltd. provide 1 mmty over a period of 10 years from 2024.
  • QE sanctioned the massive North Field East project earlier this year to increase Qatar’s overall LNG production capacity from 77mmty to 110mmty. The project could start LNG production in 4Q2025. QE signed several SPAs throughout the year to support the expansion.
  • Reuters reported on Tuesday that the United States and Germany could potentially block natural gas from flowing through the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine as concerns grow over the gathering of Russian military forces near from the border. NS2 is complete, but is still awaiting regulatory approval in Europe. The 5.3 Bcf / d system would transport more natural gas to Germany from Russia.