US LNG exports will face stiff competition in medium term

 Last year, Cheniere Energy announced the first concrete plans to export US gas as LNG from the Lower 48 from its Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parrish, La. Cheniere applied to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build up to four liquefaction trains with combined capacity of 14 million tonnes/year. Photograph from Cheniere Energy Partners.Updated from a Barclays Capital commodities research publication Mar. 22, 2011.James CrandellBiliana PehlivanovaBarclays CapitalNew YorkMichael ZenkerBarclays CapitalSan FranciscoOversupplied North American natural gas markets might see construction of liquefaction that would allow LNG export potentially in 2015. Ther...

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