CLNG: First LNG Cargo a Momentous Occasion for Global Gas Industry

After Cheniere announced that it had shipped its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana, Charlie Riedl, Executive Director of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), issued the following statement:

“This is a momentous day – not just for our domestic industry, but for the global gas industry as a whole. Sabine Pass, the first of its kind export facility in the continental U.S., represents a fast-emerging industry. With a further 10 bcf/d of American LNG already permitted, we will quickly become a major player in the global market.

“The proven natural gas reserves in the United States confirm that LNG exports will bring significant benefits for the domestic economy. As more LNG comes on stream, those benefits will increase exponentially, in terms of job creation, investment and supply contracts across the whole natural gas supply chain.”