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FERC approves Freeport LNG export project

LNG Industry,

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorised Freeport LNG Development to site, construct, and operate facilities to liquefy and export domestic natural gas from its existing LNG import terminal located near Freeport, Texas.

The Freeport Liquefaction Project includes the construction and operation of a liquefaction plant with three trains, each with a capacity of 4.4 million tpa, for total liquefaction capacity of 1.8 billion ft3/d. The project also includes pretreatment plant facilities that will interconnect with several pipelines, as well as facilities to allow bi-directional flow of gas through the existing Freeport Pipeline.

Modification project

FERC also approved Freeport LNG’s Phase II Modification Project that would revamp the previously authorised, but unconstructed Phase II Project. The Phase II Modification Project comprises three major components: reorientation of the Phase II dock, modification of the transfer facilities, and modification of access roads at the terminal.

The two projects would be constructed together at Freeport’s existing Quintana Island terminal.

This is the third LNG export project authorised by FERC. There are currently 10 LNG export projects that have filed formal applications pending before the Commission, and there are three LNG export projects in the prefiling process.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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