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Freeport LNG and CEO Michael Smith Featured in Forbes Magazine
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Jun 14th, 2021


Houston, June 14, 2021 – Freeport LNG® and its Founder, Chairman and CEO Michael Smith have been featured in Forbes Magazine. The business feature story and a video published on Friday, June 11. The article and video can be found here:
The video that is embedded within the article is titled ‘Billionaire Energy Magnate Michael Smith’s Pivot from Importing to Exporting Natural Gas’. The video provides a great high-level overview of Freeport LNG’s journey describing how the company got to where it is today and notes how Freeport LNG is positioned for continued success.

About Freeport LNG
Freeport LNG is an LNG export company headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company’s three train, 15 mtpa liquefaction facility is the seventh largest in the world and second largest in the U.S. Freeport LNG’s liquefaction facility is the largest all-electric drive motor plant of its kind in the world, making it the most environmentally sustainable site of its kind. The facility’s electric drive motors reduce carbon emissions by over 90%. The Company plans to expand by adding a fourth liquefaction train, which has received all regulatory approvals for construction. Freeport LNG Development, L.P. was formed in 2002 to develop, own and operate an LNG terminal on Quintana Island, near Freeport, Texas. The terminal started LNG import operations in June 2008 and began LNG export operations in 2019. Freeport LNG’s limited partnership interests are ultimately held by Michael Smith, Global Infrastructure Partners, and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

For more information contact:
Heather Browne, Director, Corporate Communications, Freeport LNG