Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE American: LNG) on Jan. 3 received the go-ahead to commission Train 2 at its Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC facility.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted the company’s request, made on Dec. 19, to introduce natural gas to Train 2. The approval allows Cheniere to begin testing the train in preparation for startup.

“Train 2 is progressing on an accelerated schedule and we expect substantial completion in the second half of this year,” a company spokesman told the Houston Chronicle.