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AES Colón – a $1.15 billion LNG import terminal and adjacent combined-cycle power plant – has just been inaugurated in Panama. The project comprises the first LNG regas terminal in…
Seeking to accommodate U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands for greater LNG sales to Europe, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker has said the EU would build more LNG import terminals.…
Free ReadThe Government of South Korea is planning to cut natural gas taxes by 74% and raise taxes on the use of thermal coal for power generation by 27% next year.…
US LNG export project investors and potential foreign importers of the fuel have been informed by the US government that non-Free Trade Agreement permits are valid for their whole 20-year…
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized the commissioning of Train 1 and the common area utilities at both the liquefaction and pre-treatment facilities. Freeport’s first three Trains are…
Monday, 03 September 2018
Free ReadPieridae Energy, the developer of the Goldboro LNG export project in the Canadian Atlantic Coast province of Nova Scotia, has posted widening second-quarter losses as it progresses with the venture…
Keen to accelerated the commissioning of Train-5 at Sabine Pass LNG, Cheniere Energy has filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to inject feed gas…
TransCanada, a major North American pipeline operator, has placed into service the Topolobampo Pipeline at a cost of $1.2 billion. Spanning over a distance of 348 miles (560km), the pipeline…
Free ReadCheniere Energy is working towards having Corpus Christi liquefaction Trains 1 and 2 substantially completed in the first half of 2019, and Train-2 in the second half of next year.…
The spread in natural gas prices between the Permian Basin, as priced at the Waha Hub in western Texas, and the U.S. national benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana has grown…
Nearly two-thirds of oil and gas sector leaders, surveyed by the Norwegian classification society DNV GL, have increased spending on gas projects in 2018; hence natural gas is expected to…
Free ReadImproved execution of oil & gas upstream projects is now being achieved thanks to greater corporate discipline, more pre-FID planning and reduced project scope. This allows project delivery to finally…
Despite harsh rhetoric, both China and the United States can still avoid a damaging trade war, industry participants hope. Strikingly, China has not included US agricultural products and LNG on…
Skepticism abounds if the LNG Canada projects will ever be built in British Columbia but Shell Canada’s President Michael Crothers is adamant that project partners want to start construction at…

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Freeport LNG joins list of U.S. gas exporters

Freeport LNG has become the sixth major US liquefaction facility to start operations First LNG production for the project’s Train 1 occurred on 12th August, 2019, according to Japanese utility major JERA. Osaka Gas and JERA are involved in the project through a company, FLNG Liquefaction (FLIQ1). Work will continue towards the start up of commercial operation in the autumn of this year, the companies said. FLIQ1 made its final investment decision (FID) for Train 1 in October, 2014. The project operator is Freeport LNG Development. After achieving commercial start up, Osaka Gas and JERA will lift half of Train 1’s total contracted capacity amounting to about 4.64 mill tonnes per annum, on liquefaction tolling agreements with FLIQ1. In addition, both companies will each secure LNG without destination restrictions, diversify their supply sources and price indices, and enhance the stability and flexibility of their LNG procurement, JERA said. Ship tracking data showed several LNGCs in the area possibly waiting to load at the facility.