Around the globe, countries, communities and companies want many of the same things: to be productive, healthy and safe. At Cheniere, we provide clean, secure and affordable energy to the world — energy that can reduce carbon emissions, help lead to cleaner air, and light homes and power factories — all manufactured and transported by modern energy infrastructure run by a world-class workforce.
The energy we make is liquified natural gas, or LNG. We began operations in 2016, and we’re already the largest producer of LNG in the United States and the second largest LNG operator in the world. Our LNG has reached dozens of markets on five continents, and the demand for our fuel is expected to grow as countries around the world seek cleaner ways to power their economies.
While you’ll find our headquarters in Houston, Texas, and our LNG facilities in Southwest Louisiana and South Texas, we are a global company with offices in London, Singapore, Washington, Beijing and Tokyo.
Cheniere’s energy infrastructure represents a more than $38 billion investment in the future of energy and is a demonstration of the company’s ability to execute. Cheniere established industry records for bringing new liquefaction units online ahead of schedule and is the fastest company to produce and export 1,000 cargoes of LNG.
Cheniere is operating, constructing and developing two LNG facilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast. These massive LNG facilities reliably and safely process billions of cubic feet of natural gas per day into LNG and load the liquid energy onto insulated ships that keep the product cold for their journeys around the world.
Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG facility, which is located in Cameron Parish in Southwest Louisiana, began export operations in 2016 and currently has five fully operational liquefaction units, or “trains.” A sixth train is under construction and expected to be completed in 2022. When all six trains are completed, the aggregate nominal production capacity of Sabine Pass is expected to be approximately 30 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG.
Cheniere’s Corpus Christi LNG facility in South Texas is the first greenfield LNG export facility in the U.S. lower 48 and began operations in 2018. Trains 1 and 2 are operating and Train 3 is under construction and expected to be completed in 2021. When all three trains are completed, the aggregate nominal production capacity of the Corpus Christi facility is expected to be approximately 15 mtpa of LNG.
What we do is provide LNG to customers, but how we do it makes us different. Cheniere is a full-service LNG provider.
We purchase natural gas from the robust, transparent and liquid North American gas market, process the natural gas into LNG, and offer our customers the option to load the LNG onto their vessels at our terminals, or we will deliver the LNG to regasification facilities around the world.
Approximately 85% of Cheniere’s expected aggregate LNG production capacity, either completed or under construction, is contracted through long-term take-or-pay style agreements with creditworthy counterparties. The remaining volumes of LNG we can produce are available for our integrated marketing unit to sell into the market. That gives Cheniere the unique combination of stability and opportunity — long-term, contracted, stable cash flows, plus marketing opportunities driven by shorter-term natural gas supply and demand fundamentals in markets worldwide.
Natural gas is transported to Cheniere’s LNG facilities on third-party pipelines on which we own firm transportation capacity, as well as on pipelines Cheniere has constructed, owns and operates.