Sempra Energy has announced that Cameron LNG has begun pipeline feed gas flow to the first liquefaction train of the liquefaction-export project as it prepares to begin production of LNG at the facility in Hackberry, Louisiana, US.
This is the final commissioning step for Train 1 of Cameron LNG Phase 1.
"The entire Cameron LNG team has worked safely and diligently to reach this milestone and we expect to start producing LNG this quarter," said Lisa Glatch, Chief Operating Officer of Sempra LNG and Board Chair for Cameron LNG. "Sempra Energy is now one step closer to reaching our goal of building up to 45 million tpy of LNG export capacity to serve global markets."
Following authorisation received from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on 5 April, allowing the introduction of pipeline feed gas, Cameron LNG will begin ramping up the feed gas deliveries to the facility as it completes the commissioning process.
Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project, which includes the first three liquefaction trains, is a US$10 billion facility with a projected export of 12 million tpy of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion ft3/d.
Cameron LNG Phase 1 is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and Japan LNG Investment LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corp. and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). Sempra Energy indirectly owns 50.2% of Cameron LNG.
Sempra Energy's share of full run-rate earnings from the first three trains at Cameron LNG are projected to be between US$400 million and US$450 million annually.
Cameron LNG Phase 1 is one of five LNG export projects Sempra Energy is developing in North America: Cameron LNG Phase 2, previously authorised by FERC, encompasses up to two additional liquefaction trains and up to two additional LNG storage tanks; Port Arthur LNG in Texas; and Energía Costa Azul (ECA) LNG Phase 1 and Phase 2 in Mexico.
Development of Sempra Energy's LNG export projects is contingent upon obtaining binding customer commitments, completing the required commercial agreements, securing all necessary permits, obtaining financing, other factors, and reaching final investment decisions. In addition, the ability to successfully complete construction projects, such as the Cameron LNG facility, is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.
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