Osaka Gas USA is pleased to announce that the Freeport LNG Project (the “Project”) in Texas, the United States, has started commercial operation for its first liquefaction train on 8 December 2019. Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (“Osaka Gas”) and JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”) participate in the Project through FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (“FLIQ1”).

FLIQ1 made its final investment decision in the Train1 in October 2014. The Project will produce LNG for export from natural gas procured in the United States. The project operator is Freeport LNG Development, L.P. Osaka Gas and JERA will respectively lift approximately 2.32 MTPA of LNG based on the liquefaction tolling agreements with FLIQ1.

Osaka Gas and JERA have, by participating in the Project, contributed to its start-up, and intend to utilize the experience gained through operation of the Project to expand their LNG businesses.

In addition, through the procurement of LNG from the Project, Osaka Gas and JERA will each secure LNG without destination restrictions, diversify their supply sources and price indices, and enhance the stability and flexibility of their LNG procurement.

See also media release by Osaka Gas