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Sempra Energy celebrates Cameron LNG milestone

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Sempra Energy has celebrated the completion of construction of Train 1 of the Cameron LNG export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, with a group of international, federal, state and local officials, including the US President and members of the US administration.

The celebratory visit coincided with the announcement that Cameron LNG is producing LNG from the first liquefaction train of the three-train facility.

"With a renaissance in domestic energy production, Sempra Energy is pleased to advance America as one of the world's largest exporters of LNG," said Jeffrey W. Martin, Chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. "We are committed to providing a cleaner fuel source to the global markets while supporting job creation right here at home."

Over 11 000 highly skilled workers have contributed to the construction of this US energy infrastructure project.

Cameron LNG Phase 1 is one of five LNG projects Sempra Energy is developing in North America. Other projects under development include Cameron LNG Phase 2, previously authorised by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which could include up to two additional liquefaction trains and up to two additional LNG storage tanks; Port Arthur LNG in Texas, which recently was approved by FERC; and Energía Costa Azul LNG Phase 1 and Phase 2 in Mexico.

"Sempra Energy is developing five world-class projects that offer more choice to our customers, including brownfield locations, access to both the Asian and European markets, and flexibility and scalability to meet growing demand," added Martin.

Development of Sempra Energy's LNG export projects are 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 export project, is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.

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