Thursday, 21 September 2023 04:23 GMT

Explosion of LNG plant halts US gas shipments

(MENAFN) An explosion and fire have destroyed one of the major United States factories generating liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export. The Texas Gulf Coast plant has been forced to shut down due to the damage, which is likely to have an impact on European and Asian markets.

The corporation made the announcement on Wednesday night, without offering any other information, “as a result of today’s fire, Freeport LNG’s liquefaction facility is currently shut down and will remain shut down for a minimum of three weeks.”

The corporation acknowledged a " incident " at its factory in Quintana, some 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Houston, earlier in the day, but claimed no employees were wounded and there was no risk to the neighborhood.


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