The United States Departement of Energy on Friday granted Cameron LNG permission to export additional 152 billion cubic feet per year for 20 years from its project under construction in Louisiana.
Cameron LNG south permission to export additional volumes to countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement, DOE said in its order.
In combination with the previous non-FTA agreement, Cameron LNG is authorized to export a total volume of 772 Bcf per year of natural gas or 14.96 million tons of LNG. The total volume is the peak capacity of the first three trains under optimal conditions.
Cameron LNG recently initiated the pre-filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as it plans to add two additional liquefaction trains to the project and one additional storage tank.
The two trains would up the production capacity by 9.97 million tons per year, which would bring the project’s total capacity to 24.92 mtpa, if approved.
Cameron LNG is a joint venture owned by affiliates of Sempra Energy, GDF Suez, Mitsui & Co. and Japan LNG Investment, a joint venture formed by affiliates of Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).
LNG World News Staff