FERC Approves Cameron LNG

The FERC Commissioners met this morning (June 19) and authorized Cameron LNG “to site, construct, and operate facilities to liquefy and export domestically produced natural gas from its existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.” The Cameron LNG project, owned by Sempra Energy, is the second LNG export project to receive FERC approval.

According to the FERC News Release (Click Here), Cameron LNG proposes to:

  • Liquefy and export up to 14.95 million metric tons of gas per annum (MTPA) with a maximum operating capacity equivalent to pipeline receipts of up to 2.33 billion cubic feet of gas per day.
  • Construct and operate three liquefaction trains, each with a capacity of 4.99 MTPA; an additional 160,000 cubic meter LNG storage tank (the fourth storage tank at Cameron LNG’s terminal); and miscellaneous facilities and other minor modifications to existing facilities.
  • Phase in the construction and service of the three LNG trains; the first would be placed in service in 2017, the other two in 2018.

FERC approved its first LNG export proposal, the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project, in April 2012. It is under construction. Sabine Pass LNG’s proposal to expand that facility is pending before the Commission, along with 12 other LNG export proposals.

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