Cheniere Corpus Christi, Texas, LNG export plant gas flows reduced

(Reuters) - The amount of natural gas flowing to U.S. energy company Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Texas was on track to decline on Wednesday, a day after Tropical Storm Harold hit South Texas.

Data provider Refinitiv said the amount of gas flowing to Corpus was on track to drop to about 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) on Wednesday from 2.1 bcfd on Tuesday.

Officials at Cheniere said they do not comment on plant operations.

Energy traders said they did not know why Corpus was reduced but said it would not be surprising if it had something to do with the storm.

Other energy facilities in the area were also reduced due to the storm, including Citgo Petroleum's refinery in Corpus Christi.

Tropical Storm Harold made landfall on Tuesday on Padre Island, Texas, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Corpus Christi, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

At full capacity, the three liquefaction trains at the Corpus Christi LNG export plant can turn about 2.4 bcfd of gas into LNG.

One billion cubic feet gas is enough to supply about 5 million U.S. homes for a day.

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