FERC authorizes additional trains for Cameron LNG

FERC authorizes additional trains for Cameron LNG

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently authorized Cameron LNG to increase natural gas processing and liquefaction capability at its terminal under construction in Hackberry, Louisiana.

FERC revealed in its order that Cameron LNG has been authorized to site, construct, and operate two additional liquefaction trains (Trains 4 and 5) and a fifth LNG storage tank with a 160,000 cbm capacity.

The two trains will have a 4.985 mtpa liquefaction capacity. This would raise the terminal’s total production capacity by an additional 9.97 mtpa to approximately 1.29 trillion cubic feet per year of domestically-produced natural gas or 24.92 mtpa of LNG.

The design of these trains is identical to the design of the three other trains currently being constructed at the LNG terminal site on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana, the company said.

The expansion project is expected to begin in June 2016 with completion and start-up expected by the end of 2019.

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.

LNG World News Staff

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