Freeport LNG has commenced commercial operations for its third liquefaction train, as well as liquefaction services to Total and SK E&S under their tolling agreements with Freeport.
The Freeport LNG liquefaction facility is now the seventh largest in the world and the second largest in the US.
In order to produce 15 mtpa of LNG, the company’s three train export facility will process more than 2% of the total annual US production of natural gas.
“The start of commercial operations for Freeport LNG’s Train 3 marks the full commercial operation of our $13.5bn, three train facility,” said Michael Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Freeport LNG Development.
“After over five and a half years of construction, which begun in December 2014, we are thrilled to now have all three trains operating safety, and capable of producing in excess of 15 mtpa.”
“I want to congratulate and thank our teams who have worked diligently throughout our development and construction process, navigating many challenges along the way. Freeport LNG’s success would not be possible without the dedication, hard work and discipline of our employees.”
Freeport LNG’s Train 1 and 2 have been in commercial operation since mid-December and mid- January, respectively.