Cameron LNG commences Train 1 commercial operations

Source: press release, 19 August 2019

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

Sempra LNG, a Sempra Energy subsidiary, has announced that Cameron LNG’s first train of the liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, USA, has begun commercial operations under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements.

“This is an exciting moment for Cameron LNG and for Sempra Energy,” says Carlos Ruiz Sacristan, chairman and CEO of Sempra North American Infrastructure. “Cameron LNG is exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers in the largest world markets, helping to support economic growth in the US and abroad.”

Sempra Energy’s share of full-year run-rate earnings from the first three trains at Cameron LNG are projected to be between USD 400 million and USD 450 million annually when all three trains achieve commercial operations under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements.

“We are proud that Cameron LNG has realised this key milestone with an excellent safety record and zero lost-time incidents,” says Lisa Glatch, chief operating officer of Sempra LNG and board chair for Cameron LNG. “We remain focused on safely achieving commercial operations of Train 2 and Train 3.”

Train 1 is part of Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project which includes a projected export capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.

Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and Japan LNG Investment, LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). Sempra Energy indirectly owns 50.2% of Cameron LNG.