Freeport LNG Development LP on Tuesday won approval from federal regulators to restart commercial operations and said it would ramp up to 2 Bcf/d of production, enough to meet its long-term contracts in the coming weeks. 

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized full service to resume on two liquefaction trains eight months after an explosion and fire knocked the terminal offline. One of those trains has already been restarted, but needed Tuesday’s authorization to resume liquefaction operations. The third and final train require additional approval to restart. 

Freeport, on the upper Texas coast, said initial operations would utilize two of its three storage tanks and one of two berths for loading ships with liquefied natural gas. The second dock and third storage...