The United States Department of Energy issued an order granting a 20-year authorization to export liquefied natural gas to Cameron LNG equivalent to approximately 515 billion cubic feet per year to free trade agreement countries.
Cameron LNG requested the additional export authorization from existing LNG terminal in Cameron, Louisiana, the notice reveals. The additional export volume will be produced at the company’s two new liquefaction trains to be constructed on the site.
DOE previously authorized Cameron LNG to export 772 billion cubic feet per year of natural gas from the first three liquefaction trains. This new authorization brings the total authorized FTA volume to 1,287 billion cubic feet per year.
The company has also been authorized to export up to 620 billion cubic feet of natural gas to non-FTA countries for a period of 20 years.
Cameron LNG expects to have the first liquefaction train completed and put into service in 2017 with second and third coming online in 2008 bringing the capacity up to 14,95 Mtpa of LNG.
Trains four and five would increase the LNG production capacity by 9.97 million metric tons per annum raising Cameron LNG’s total export capacity to 24.92 Mtpa.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Cameron LNG