Cameron LNG begins Train 1 production

Source: press release, 14 May 2019

The Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project in Louisiana, USA
The Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project in Louisiana, USA (photo: Sempra Energy)

The Cameron LNG project has achieved first liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from train 1. The project will begin exports in the coming weeks.

“Reaching this important milestone of first LNG production is truly a credit to the team at Cameron LNG and the work they’ve done to reach this point,” says Lisa Glatch, chief operating officer of Sempra LNG and board chair for Cameron LNG. “Cameron LNG expects to load cargoes in the coming weeks – another major step forward to bringing cleaner, affordable energy to global markets.”

Cameron LNG completed all major construction activities for Train 1 of the liquefaction-export project and began the commissioning and start-up process in November 2018. In April 2019, the facility began receiving gas flow for testing as it reached the final stage of the commissioning process.

“The start-up of the LNG production marks an important milestone for the Cameron LNG project. This achievement is the result of work carried out by all of the teams and project partners. Total’s commitment to Cameron LNG and its expansion is in line with our strategy to continue building a strong position in the US LNG market. With Cameron LNG start-up, we will achieve our target of being integrated along the gas value chain in the US since we are already a gas producer in the country,” comments Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Total.

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 of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.

Cameron LNG is jointly owned by Sempra Energy (50.2%), Total (16.6%), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (16.6%) and Mitsubishi/NYK (16.6%).