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Cameron LNG Train 1 commences commercial operations

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Sempra LNG, a Sempra Energy subsidiary, has announced that Cameron LNG’s first train of the liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, US, has begun commercial operations under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements.

“This is an exciting moment for Cameron LNG and for Sempra Energy,” said Carlos Ruiz Sacristan, Chairman and CEO of Sempra North American Infrastructure. “Cameron LNG is exporting LNG to customers in the largest world markets, helping to support economic growth in the US and abroad.”

Sempra Energy’s share of full-year run-rate earnings from the first three trains at Cameron LNG are projected to be between US$400 million and US$450 million annually when all three trains achieve commercial operations under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements.

“We are proud that Cameron LNG has realised this key milestone with an excellent safety record and zero lost-time incidents,” said Lisa Glatch, Chief Operating Officer of Sempra LNG and board chair for Cameron LNG. “We remain focused on safely achieving commercial operations of Train 2 and Train 3.”

Train 1 is part of Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project which includes a projected export capacity of 12 million tpy of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion ft3/d of natural gas.

Cameron LNG 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.

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 LNG Phase 1 and Phase 2 in Mexico.

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