The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Port Arthur LNG a 50-month extension to complete construction.

This means the LNG export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast will enter service more than nine years after receiving its initial authorisation to begin construction.

Port Arthur LNG, which is owned by Sempra Infrastructure, first received the go-ahead to begin work from the FERC on April 2019. At that time, the project was scheduled to be online by April 2024.

In late July, the facility requested a 50-month extension, to June 2028, to complete work on the Port Arthur LNG terminal, as well as the Louisiana Connector and Texas Connector pipelines.