During summers (and much of the spring and fall) along the Texas Gulf
large amounts of heat can be taken from the air with the proper equipment.
Freeport LNG designed a tower that utilizes this ambient air temperature.
This technology allows Freeport LNG to operate its plant within the Houston-Galveston
non-attainment area since the towers don’t emit NOx at all. During
cooler weather, when there’s not enough heat in the air, we convert
to heaters similar to other LNG terminals. While it will vary from year-to-year,
we expect that the warming tower can be used for up to eight months of
a year. In summer, when ozone and NOx levels typically rise in the Houston-Galveston
airshed, Freeport LNG’s warming towers won’t contribute to