Kinder Morgan’s request to start production of liquefied natural gas at the Elba Island export facility has been approved by U.S. regulators. This facility is one of half a dozen in the United States beginning to produce LNG for export.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Kinder Morgan’s request to “commence service for liquefaction and export activities” at the first train in a filing dated September 30th.
The facility is able to produce around 3 million tons per day of liquefied natural gas. Periodic delays since late last year have led to start-up problems and the company had to tweak the setup of its 10 trains.
In 2018, United States has exported 22 million tons per day of LNG and this year 26 million tons per day of LNG has been exported so far.