Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff authorized Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC to introduce natural gas and commission the fuel gas system of its LNG export facility's first liquefaction train.
The Cheniere Energy Inc. subsidiary received the approval from FERC on July 5. Corpus Christi Liquefaction had requested the permission so that the Texas terminal, which is currently under construction, can begin commercial service in 2019. Corpus Christi Liquefaction has greenlighted three LNG trains so far, with a combined production capacity of 2.1 Bcf/d. (FERC docket CP12-507)
On June 28, Cheniere companies asked FERC to approve an expansion that would include seven midscale liquefaction trains totaling 1.5 Bcf/d in additional capacity. (FERC dockets CP18-512, CP18-513)