US LNG export facility Freeport LNG, which was knocked offline by an explosion and fire on 8 June, may be back online sooner than expected.

Freeport LNG, based in Texas, has reached a consent agreement with the US Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and exports could restart as soon as early October. The liquefied natural gas facility had originally expected to resume initial operations later in October, with full operations restarting in December.

The agreement with PHMSA would allow Freeport LNG to restart three liquefaction trains, two LNG storage tanks and one LNG loading dock, which the company said would allow it to deliver approximately 2 billion cubic feet per day of LNG.