Abu Dhabi government now fourth-largest shareholder in Sabine Pass parent company

Sabine Pass (Courtesy Williams Companies)

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund has acquired a stake in Cheniere Energy, worth $615 million, Bloomberg reports.

The news service says the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority disclosed its 5.1% stake in a filing last week, making the sovereign wealth fund Cheniere’s fourth-largest shareholder, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Based in Houston, Cheniere Energy is the largest U.S. exporter of liquefied natural gas, operating two export facilities: Sabine Pass in Louisiana and Corpus Christi in Texas.

ADIA has almost $580 billion in assets and is the world’s third-biggest government wealth fund, according to the SWF Institute.

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