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FERC Grants Freeport Authorization to Start Construction of LNG Plants
=13.20 million tpy; train #1 (4.4 million tpy) to commence production in 2018 =
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) partially granted on October 17 the request filed by Freeport LNG Development and other relevant parties (collectively called as "Freeport") to proceed with construction of the project, such as Pretreatment Plant, Liquefaction Plant and so on. Upon the authorization, Freeport plans to launch the construction within 2014 for start-up at the train #1 in 2018.

In June 2014, FERC released a notice dated June 16, 2014 that it had prepared a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project in Texas. The final EIS concluded that its approval of the project would have some adverse impacts; however, most of these impacts would be reduced to less than significant levels with the implementation of Freeport LNG's proposed mitigation and the additional measures recommended by FERC.

Freeport already obtained an export license from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and has been in preparation for making a final investment decision.

The project is to add natural gas liquefying trains (13.20 million tonnes per year = 4.4 million tpy x 3 units), storage and shipping facilities to the operating LNG import terminal. Following the start-up of the train #1 in 2018, train # 2 and #3 are scheduled both to commence production in 2019.
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