Cameron LNG, a unit of Sempra Energy, proposed in 2011 adding natural gas liquefaction and export facilities to its existing terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana.
The total project cost is anticipated to be between $9 to $10 billion, the majority of which will be project-financed and the balance provided by the project partners.
The liquefaction project will use many of Cameron LNG’s existing facilities, and will be comprised of three liquefaction trains capable of exporting up to 12 Mtpa, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas.
Construction on the project is planned to start in 2014 with full commercial operation in 2019.
Cameron LNG has obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export up to 12 Mtpa, or approximately 1.7 Bcf per day, of domestically produced LNG to all current and future Free Trade Agreement countries and on February 11, 2014 received conditional authorization from the DOE to export LNG to non-Free Trade Agreement countries, including those in Europe and Asia.
LNG World News Staff, April 21, 2014; Image: Cameron LNG