Liquefaction Facilities: Trains 4-5
In June 2015, Cheniere Energy Inc. announced plans to add two additional trains with approximately 9 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of incremental nominal LNG production capacity at the existing site of the Corpus Christi liquefaction project (the “CCL Project”). The Stage 3 expansion project would increase the expected aggregate nominal LNG production capacity at the CCL Project to approximately 22.5 mtpa over a total of five trains, each with a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 mtpa. Cheniere expects to add a 22-mile-long, 42-inch-diameter pipeline, which would run parallel to the pipeline currently under construction under the scope of the Stage 1 of the CCL Project.
Cheniere initiated the regulatory process for Stage 3 in June 2015 by filing the National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the FTA and non-FTA approval requests with the DOE. Regulatory approvals would be expected in 2017. The targeted CCL Project in-service date for stage three is for the 1st Quarter of 2021.