Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave Cheniere Energy the permission to start introducing feed gas into a production unit known as Train 2 at Corpus Christi LNG exporter terminal, in an order issued on Monday morning.
The startup process for Train 2 began in January. FERC officials already gave permission to Cheniere two weeks ago to begin commercial operations for Train 1 at Corpus Christi LNG.
Cheniere is bringing its second production unit at Corpus Christi LNG at a time of growing exports. U.S. LNG producers exported a record 483 shipments of LNG in 2018, an 84 percent increase from the previous year, figures from the Department of Energy show.