Cheniere's North American LNG Gateway Program with issuance of a Request for Proposals to sell to Cheniere up to 200 cargoes per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the years 2008 - 2010. Cheniere's North American LNG Gateway(TM) program will provide global LNG suppliers a direct platform to nominate cargoes into Cheniere's LNG receiving terminals starting with the Sabine Pass LNG Receiving
Terminal, which is currently under construction in Louisiana. The LNG Gateway(TM) program will be administered by the recently formed Cheniere LNG Trading & Marketing, Inc. (Cheniere LNG Marketing). Cheniere LNG Marketing will serve as purchaser of the LNG and as marketer of the natural gas to a pool of North American buyers.
Cheniere's North American LNG Gateway(TM) program will accommodate both ex-ship and FOB basis ship-by-ship sales, as well as term transactions for a period of up to three years. Producers and LNG suppliers desiring to participate are invited to review details on Cheniere's website: www.cheniere.com. There they will receive instructions on how to apply to receive a password to log-on to Cheniere's North American LNG Gateway(TM) system to make nominations.
The Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal is being constructed in Cameron Parish, Louisiana along the Sabine-Neches Ship Channel. It will be capable of receiving vessels of up to 250,000 cubic meters and is permitted for 2.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of sendout capacity in its first phase
. Cheniere has filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expand the facility's sendout to 4 Bcf/d.