Sempra Energy has begun producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the first liquefaction train of its Cameron LNG export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, USA.
“Reaching this important milestone of first LNG production is truly a credit to the team at Cameron LNG and the work they’ve done to reach this point,” said Lisa Glatch, chief operating officer of Sempra LNG and board chair for Cameron LNG. “Cameron LNG expects to load cargoes in the coming weeks – another major step forward to bringing cleaner, affordable energy to global markets.”
Cameron LNG Phase 1 is one of five LNG export projects Sempra Energy is developing in North America. The other projects include Cameron LNG Phase 2, previously authorized 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.
Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG export project includes the first three liquefaction trains that will enable the export of approximately 13.2 million tons (12 million tonnes) per year of LNG, or approximately 1.7 Bcfd (48 x 106 m3/d).