Freeport LNG Requests Extension to Complete Liquefaction Project; DOE Authorizes Train 4 Exports

Freeport LNG has filed a letter with FERC requesting an 11-month extension of time to enable Freeport LNG to complete construction of its Liquefaction Project on Quintana Island, Texas, and place it in service by no later than June 30, 2020. FERC’s July 30, 2014 order authorizing the project set a 5-year deadline, July 30, 2019, to construct the project and make it available for service. The letter states that construction of the Liquefaction Project is ongoing, with Train 1 scheduled to be placed in service in September 2019, and Trains 2 and 3 in the first and second quarter of 2020, respectively.

Separately, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has authorized Freeport LNG to export to nations without a free trade agreement with the United States up to 0.72 Bcf/day of natural gas as LNG from a fourth liquefaction train (Train 4) to be built at the existing Freeport LNG import terminal near the city of Freeport, in Brazoria County, Texas.


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