Cheniere Energy Accident Lawyers
Fighting for Victims of Gas Leaks, Plant Explosions & Refinery Accidents
Cheniere Energy was founded in 1996 and was originally an oil and gas exploration company, but it shifted its focus to developing liquified natural gas terminals in 2005 with the opening of a terminal in Sabine Pass, Louisiana. In 2016, Cheniere became the first U.S. company to export liquified natural gas. Cheniere Energy is now the largest producer of liquified natural gas in the United States and the second-largest liquified natural gas operator in the world. Cheniere is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has facilities in dozens of markets on five continents, in areas such as Louisiana, London, Singapore, Washington, Beijing, and Tokyo. The company reported $9.3 billion in revenue in 2019.
Cheniere Energy’s infrastructure represents a $38 billion investment in energy, and the company claims to be the fastest at producing and exporting 1,000 cargoes of liquified natural gas. Currently, Cheniere is operating, constructing, and developing two liquified natural gas facilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast. While Cheniere has a duty to operate these facilities and all of its business in a manner focused on safety, numerous and devastating injuries have occurred at its hand. In the past years, Cheniere has been fined upwards of $80,000 for a fire that raged for 2 hours and has even been ordered to shut down storage tanks due to leaking liquified natural gas.
If you were harmed in an accident at any Cheniere Energy facility or as a result of a liquified natural gas leak, fire, or explosion, contact our firm. Our attorneys fight to help the injured face brighter futures after serious accidents.
Cheniere Energy Safety Violations, Accidents & Fatalities
Over the past decades, Cheniere Energy has experienced its fair share of accidents and alleged safety violations. These have caused catastrophic injuries, significant property damage, endangered the environment, and even claimed workers' lives.
Federal Regulator Proposes $80k Fine Against Cheniere Energy
On October 27, 2020, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed an $80,100 civil penalty against Cheniere Energy following an investigation into an April 2018 fire at its Sabine Pass LNG (liquified natural gas) facility. Located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, the Sabine Pass facility was the site of a tank fire that burned for over two hours. The investigation revealed that a worker at the facility failed to block off a vent for a tank that held supercooled liquified natural gas, allowing it to escape. This fire was just one of three incidents at the Sabine Pass LNG complex that have occurred since 2018.
2 Fatalities at Cheniere LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, LA
A worker lost his life on November 9, 2015, in an accident at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG facility. The facility was under construction at the time of the incident. This was the second death in less than a month at the Sabine Pass facility, following another worker’s death on October 17, 2015, after a fall from scaffolding. Construction on the liquified natural gas facility began in 2012, as a part of Cheniere’s $20 billion investment into building 6 natural gas plants with liquefaction and purification facilities.
The Dangers of Liquified Natural Gas Facilities
LNG trains (a natural gas plant's liquefaction and purification facilities) are an essential part of transporting liquified natural gas overseas, as its volume must be greatly reduced. The gas is liquified by reducing its temperature to below 161 degrees Celsius. Construction on these facilities can be extremely dangerous. Working at a finished LNG plant can be hazardous as well. Owners and operators of liquified natural gas facilities must take appropriate measures to keep workers safe and protect the environment.
When companies put profits over safety, this can cause:
- Refinery explosions
- Plant accidents
- Pipeline leaks and explosions
- Chemical exposure
- Oilfield accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
Our plant and refinery accident law firm represents workers, individuals, families, and businesses across the country who have suffered the effects of oil and gas company negligence or wrongdoing.
Talk to a Cheniere Energy Claim Attorney Today
People who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones have the right to demand answers and compensation from the companies that caused them harm. At Arnold & Itkin, we have extensive experience with industrial accident cases, specifically those relating to the oil and gas industry. We have the resources to independently investigate these incidents, uncovering their true causes and exposing liable parties. We do this to help survivors and victims’ families get the treatment and support they need to rebuild. Our attorneys have won over $10 billion on behalf of our clients, and this is just the beginning. We do everything possible to help good people recover from the worst situations.
To find out more, call our Cheniere Energy accident lawyers at (888) 493-1629 today. Your consultation is free, and if we take your case, you pay nothing unless we win.