Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG Export Plant Delayed

Corporate raider Carl Ichan isn’t have a good week. His tinkering at Chesapeake Energy hasn’t turned out so well. The company’s stock is hitting new lows. Yesterday Chesapeake’s stock closed at $3.27 per share, down from the mid-$20s just a year ago. Ichan, you may recall, fired Chespeake’s co-founder, Aubrey McClendon–so he has no one to blame but himself. Icahn recently did the same thing at Cheniere Energy–a company building an LNG export facility in Louisiana. Ichan fired Cheniere CEO Charif Souki in December (see Evil Corporate Raider Carl Icahn Claims Another CEO Scalp). Since then, things have gone downhill at Cheniere. The first shipment of LNG from the facility was supposed to happen this month, January 2016. The latest statement from Cheniere says it will be more like late February or even March before the first LNG shipment sets sail. Completing expanded capacity (extra “trains”) at the Louisiana facility is also behind schedule…

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