Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company
Freeport LNG said on Tuesday all three liquefaction trains at
its export plant in Texas shut, likely due to power outages from
Tropical Storm Nicholas.
The company said it continues to "assess everything" and
there was "no other damage to report at this time."
The center of Nicholas was located about 30 miles (55
kilometers) southeast of Houston and could cause
life-threatening flash floods across the Deep South during the
next couple of days, according to the U.S. National Hurricane
At its peak Tuesday morning, Nicholas knocked out power to
more than 529,000 homes and businesses in Texas, mostly in the
Earlier in the day, all four U.S. LNG export plants along
the Gulf of Mexico were in service, according to pipeline
feedgas data from Refinitiv.
Three of the plants, Freeport and Cheniere Energy Inc's
Corpus Christi in Texas and Sabine Pass in Louisiana,
had planned to take in more gas on Tuesday than on Monday.
Cheniere said Corpus Christi and Sabine Pass "sustained no
damage from Nicholas and continue to produce LNG as normal."
Cameron LNG's Cameron plant in Louisiana, the fourth U.S.
Gulf Coast LNG export plant, was expected to take in the same
amount of gas on Tuesday as the day before, according to the
Officials at Cameron said Nicholas "continues to be
primarily a rain event, with essentially no impact to our
(Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Steve Orlofsky, David
Gregorio and Marguerita Choy)