U.S. energy company and LNG operator Sempra Energy’s Cameron liquefied natural gas project has been granted a permit to start service at its first liquefaction train.
In its statement, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it has granted Cameron LNG’s request to commence service for liquefaction ant export activities from Train 1, the associated Outside battery Limits facilities, and the associated regas facilities.
“Based on Commission staff inspections and review of the commissioning activities for the Cameron Liquefaction Project, Cameron LNG has demonstrated that the above-mentioned facilities have been constructed in accordance with Commission approval and applicable standards and can be expected to operate safely as designed,” FERC said in its notice.
Cameron LNG plant in Hackberry, Louisiana shipped its first cargo at the end of May and has been conducting functional and performance tests since.
When requesting its permit, Sempra said it has completed commissioning of Train 1, the OSBL facilities and the associated regas facility equipment and has completed all necessary preparations to place these facilities in-service, completing all functional and performance tests for these facilities.
The phase 1 of the Cameron LNG export project includes the first three liquefaction trains that will enable the export of approximately 12 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.
Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co., and Japan LNG Investment, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). Sempra Energy indirectly owns 50.2 percent of Cameron LNG.
LNG World News Staff