Cheniere Energy Hires 13 Banks to Refinance Debt for LNG Facility

Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project (LNG export plant) in remote Louisiana is currently liquefying natural gas and loading it on a ship for export. The first tanker was supposed to set sail in January, but now appears delayed due to some technical issues. We’ve followed the Cheniere LNG export story for some time because there is a Marcellus/Utica connection (see How a Louisiana LNG Export Facility is Connected to the Marcellus/Utica). In December, corporate raider Carl Icahn, who has his hooks in Cheniere, ousted the company’s co-founder and CEO, Charif Souki (see Evil Corporate Raider Carl Icahn Claims Another CEO Scalp). Since the Cheniere LNG plant in Sabine Pass is tied to our region, we’re interested in what happens to the company. Which is why we were interested when we noticed Cheniere has hired 13 banks to help refinance $2.8 billion worth of debt, all of it directly or indirectly tied to the Sabine Pass facility…

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