Cameron LNG Receives Final DOE Approval

Cameron LNG, a Sempra Energy subsidiary, received final authorization from DOE on Sept. 10 to export domestically produced LNG from its proposed liquefaction facilities in Hackberry, Louisiana to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the United States.

Cameron LNG has also received authorization from FERC to site, construct, and operate the three-train liquefaction and export facilities. When complete the project will have export capabilities of 12 mtpa of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.

“Today’s decision marks the last major regulatory hurdle for our Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project, clearing the way for execution of the largest capital project in Sempra Energy’s history,” said Debra L. Reed, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. “This landmark project will create thousands of jobs and economic benefits for Louisiana and the U.S. for decades to come, while delivering natural gas to America’s trading partners in Europe and Asia.”

Last month, Cameron LNG project sponsors, Sempra LNG, GDF SUEZ, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation each approved a final investment decision for the ~$10 billion project.“With this final authorization from DOE and the previous permit granted by FERC, we will be able to remain on schedule and commence operations during 2018,” said Octavio M.C. Simoes, president of Sempra LNG.

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