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    Freeport LNG Delays Commercial Start


Company pins blame partially on Hurricane Harvey

by: Dale Lunan

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Freeport LNG Delays Commercial Start

Freeport LNG said in published reports April 20 that it has delayed the expected commercial start date of the first train at its 15mn metric tons/year (mt/yr) liquefaction terminal on Quintana Island, Texas until September 1, 2019.

The approximate nine-month delay, officials told news outlets, is the result of a number of factors, including flooding at construction lay-yards following Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 and contractor execution delays.

Under the new schedule, Train 1 will be followed into commercial service by Train 2 in January 2020 and Train 3 in May 2020.