Freeport LNG says that the incident remains under investigation and that its liquefaction site will remain shut down for a minimum of three weeks. No one was injured.
The explosion at the liquefied natural gas terminal has left nearby residents rattled. And it’s taking a substantial amount of the fuel off the market at a time when global demand is soaring.
Freeport LNG will be offline for at least three weeks following the fire in its export facility. Few details were released about what happened. The company said the cause is under investigation.
As the small Texas city of Uvalde struggles to heal after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school, thoughts have also turned to making sure the school’s legacy as the place that was at the heart of a fight for the equal education of Mexican Americans over half a century ago is carried on.