The U.S. Department of Energy granted Sempra a long‐term authorization to export up to the equivalent of 1.7 Bcf/d of natural gas as LNG to FTA countries for 20 years from the proposed Cameron, Louisiana, LNG liquefaction plant.
The ruling paves the way for a second approval allowing Sempra to export LNG to all LNG import nations, with or without U.S. free trade agreements.
Cameron LNG is situated on a 260-acre industrial-zoned site along the Calcasieu Channel in Hackberry, Louisiana. It is located 18 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and within 35 miles of five major interstate pipelines that serve nearly two-thirds of all U.S. natural gas markets.
The $900 million LNG terminal is currently capable of processing up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.
LNG World News Staff, January 19, 2012; Image: Sempra