Freeport LNG gets go-ahead to restart final liquefaction train

US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Freeport LNG has received regulatory approvals to restart the final train of the three-train liquefaction facility in Texas.

Courtesy of Freeport LNG

On 8 March, Freeport LNG announced it had received regulatory approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to restart Train 1, the final train of Freeport LNG’s three-train liquefaction facility to receive restart authorization.

Freeport LNG’s Trains 2 and 3 returned to full commercial operation in recent weeks, reaching production levels in excess of 1.5 billion cubic feet per day.

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The company informed that, as the recommissioning of Freeport’s liquefaction facility continues and trains are restarted, changes in feed gas flows and production rates are to be anticipated, given the duration of the plant’s outage.

A conservative ramp-up profile to establish full three-train production is anticipated to occur over the next few weeks, Freeport said.

To remind, the facility has been shut down following the explosion incident that occurred in June 2022. At first, the restart of initial operations was targeted for early October 2022 but was then delayed several times.

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