SINGAPORE—Cheniere Energy Inc.’s (NYSE MKTS: LNG) Corpus Christi export terminal in Texas could start producing its first LNG this year, a company executive said on March 1.

Construction of two 0.7 billion-cubic-feet-per-day (4.5-million tonnes per annum) units at Corpus Christi is over 80% complete, said Douglas Wharton, director origination of Cheniere Marketing in Singapore. Wharton was speaking at an LNG industry conference in the city-state.

“We will hopefully start producing first LNG by this year and have made significant progress on train 3 which...we are hoping to take a final investment decision (FID) on soon,” Wharton said.