Cheniere’s Sabine Pass receives first LNG tanker since Harvey

7 Sep 2017   exports

Cheniere Energy was preparing Wednesday to ship its first LNG export cargo from its Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana since Harvey came ashore along the Gulf Coast as a powerful hurricane almost two weeks ago. The Rioja Knutsen tanker was allowed to dock at the terminal in Cameron Parish after being held in a holding pattern with numerous other vessels in the Gulf of Mexico due to strong currents and high water levels in the Intracoastal Waterway that feeds the facility. “We managed to sneak her in today, barely,” said Daniel Dubois, chief dispatcher for Sabine Pilots, which navigates vessels along the channel. “We’re probably not going to do another one until she sails. The conditions aren’t exactly favorable.” Extra tugboats were required to guide the Rioja Knutsen to the Cheniere dock safely, Dubois said. If loaded immediately, it could depart as early as Thursday, he said. A Cheniere […]

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