"LNG Plant Had History Of Safety Issues Before Explosion"

"The explosion and fire in Texas last week that shut down about one-fifth of the country’s liquefied natural gas export capacity wasn’t the first time flames have bedeviled the Freeport LNG facility.

When an electrical fire broke out in an enclosure at the terminal in 2020, the company’s call for help was routed to Houston, more than 60 miles away.

After that delay, local firefighters responded. But they couldn’t find their way into the facility. Federal regulators would later say there weren’t enough Freeport personnel helping direct them."

Mike Soraghan, Mike Lee, and Carlos Anchondo report for E&E News June 15, 2022.

Source: E&E News, 06/16/2022