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Freeport LNG loads 100th LNG cargo

The Freeport LNG export project in Texas has loaded its 100th LNG cargo, which departed from the terminal on 30 October.

Freeport LNG loaded its first cargo in September 2019. The company began full commercial operations of its $13.5 billion three-train facility in May.

In addition to achieving this 100th cargo, carried by BP’s British Contributor, Freeport LNG recently marked another significant milestone, its first night time transit.

The vessel departed Freeport LNG’s terminal on the evening of 6 October. The company anticipates having more routine night time transits by early next year.

Michael Smith, founder, chairman, and CEO of Freeport LNG, said: “This is a tremendous achievement for Freeport LNG and our customers.

Achieving this milestone safely and efficiently is a true testament to the dedication, discipline and drive of our workforce who play an integral role in Freeport LNG’s continued success“.

The Freeport LNG facility has 15 mtpa liquefaction capacity and is the seventh-largest in the world and the second-largest in the U.S.

The company plans to expand by adding a fourth liquefaction train, which has received all regulatory approvals for construction.

The terminal started LNG import operations in June 2008 and began LNG export operations in 2019. Freeport LNG’s limited partnership interests are ultimately held by Michael Smith, Global Infrastructure Partners, and Osaka Gas.