Cheniere Energy Files FERC Applications for Creole Trail LNG Terminal

Cheniere Energy, Inc. reports that its Creole Trail LNG, L.P. and Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline Company have submitted applications under Sections 3 and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for authorization to site, construct, and operate the Creole Trail liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal and an associated natural gas pipeline. Cheniere initiated FERC's National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing process for these projects in January 2005.

The Creole Trail LNG receiving terminal will be located at the mouth of the Calcasieu Channel in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The facility is designed with LNG regasification capacity of 3.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), two unloading docks capable of handling up to 250,000 cubic meter LNG shipping vessels, and four 160,000 cubic meter tanks capable of holding 13.5 Bcf equivalent of LNG.

Cheniere Energy, Inc. is a Houston-based energy company engaged in developing LNG Receiving Terminals and Gulf of Mexico Exploration & Production. Cheniere is building a 100% owned Gulf Coast LNG Receiving Terminal near Sabine Pass in Cameron Parish, LA and developing 100% owned Gulf Coast LNG Receiving Terminals near Corpus Christi, TX, and near the Creole Trail in Cameron Parish, LA. Cheniere is also a 30% limited partner in Freeport LNG Development, L.P., which is building an LNG Receiving Terminal in Freeport, Texas. Cheniere explores for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico using a regional database of 7,000 square miles of PSTM 3D seismic data. Cheniere owns 9% of Gryphon Exploration Company, along with Warburg, Pincus Equity Partners, L.P., which owns 91%.