Plains All American, Cheniere Agree on Long-Term Storage Deal

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

Plains All American Pipeline subsidiary Pine Prairie Energy Center and Cheniere Energy Partners entered into a 10-year firm storage service agreement with Cheniere subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction.

Under the plan, Pine Prairie will provide 8 Bcf of natural gas storage capacity to Cheniere, beginning in 2018, to serve the needs of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction facility.

The plant recently shipped its seventh cargo of LNG about two months after it began production.

Pine Prairie’s certificate of public convenience grants it authority to receive and inject up to 2.4 Bcf/d and to withdraw and deliver up to 3.2 Bcf/d.

“Pine Prairie has been a good partner in helping us manage the variability in loads during commissioning of Train 1 at our Sabine Pass LNG terminal,” said Corey Grindal, vice president of Supply at Cheniere. “We expanded our relationship with Pine Prairie because the storage facility is located in a place where we can easily access our existing infrastructure connected to the terminal.”

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