The Netherlands and Poland have both received LNG from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass plant in the U.S. for the first time this week.
The LNG was shipped from the company's export terminal in Louisiana to Rotterdam on the 140,000 cbm Arctic Discoverer.
The 162,000 cbm Clean Ocean delivered LNG to Poland’s first LNG import terminal in Swinoujscie. The spot cargo was part of the nation's plan to reduce dependence on pipeline imports from Russia.
Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal and Turkey received Sabine Pass LNG earlier this year, and Cheniere celebrated its 100th cargo in April. The company has delivered LNG to 18 countries on five continents since operation commenced in February this year.
Three trains are currently operating from Sabine Pass, with another two expected to come online in 2018 and 2019. The company has a permit for a sixth train.
Cheniere Energy also has two trains expected to begin operation in 2019 from Texas. With the two LNG facilities, Cheniere and its subsidiaries are expected to invest about $30 billion in U.S. energy infrastructure.
The U.S. is expected to become the world’s third largest LNG supplier by 2020 behind Qatar and Australia.