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Freeport LNG starts commercial operations on 2nd train of Texas export terminal

Freeport LNG Development LP began commercial operations on the second natural gas liquefaction train of its export facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas.

The second train's commercial operations started after it received the first gas deliveries from BP PLC, Freeport LNG said in a Jan. 17 news release. BP's and Freeport LNG's subsidiaries on February 2013 entered into a binding 20-year natural gas liquefaction tolling agreement for 4.4 million tons per year, the production capacity of the second train.

Freeport filed its request with FERC to put into service the second train on Jan. 13 and consequently obtained approval on Jan. 16.

In addition, Freeport LNG said the construction of its third liquefaction train is "essentially complete." The partnership expects the third train to enter service in May, upon receipt of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval. Freeport LNG began operations on its first liquefaction train in December 2019.