Freeport LNG Denies Reuters Report

Freeport LNG has denied a Reuters report citing unnamed sources as saying that the restart of its Texas facility will be pushed back to February due to regulatory approval issues.

On Wednesday, Reuters published a story citing three unnamed sources as saying that seven months into the outage Texas plant, Freeport LNG would delay startup further to next month.

Freeport LNG has denied the rumors attributed to unnamed sources, with a spokesperson telling that “There is no change to our restart timeline. We are still targeting the second half of this month for the safe, initial restart of our liquefaction facility, pending regulatory approvals”.

In mid-December, Freeport LNG had said it was planning to restart by the end of the year, with full production anticipated in March.

On December 23, the Freeport said in a statement that it did not anticipate commencing the initial restart until the second half of January 2023–a date timeframe that still stands, according to the company.