Freeport LNG postpones expected start date for export terminal

Freeport LNG postpones expected start date for export terminal

Freeport LNG has postponed the expected start date for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal near to Freeport, Texas, according to Reuters.

Without giving a reason for the delay, the privately held US company said it was moving back the expected launch by around nine months to 1 September 2019 when the first liquefaction train should come into service.

There are three liquefaction trains under construction and the second and third ones now have expected starts in January and May 2020. Previously all three were projected to be ready for operation by late 2019.

The $13 billion project is located at Quintana Island, almost 70 miles south of Houston.

A possible fourth train is being developed but that is further off with a completion estimate of 2023 or 2024.

Donal Scully

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