Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy has announced that Cameron LNG has begun producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the second liquefaction train of the export facility in Hackberry, La.
“We are pleased to reach this important milestone in the development of the liquefaction facility,” says Lisa Glatch, chief operating officer of Sempra LNG and board chair for Cameron LNG.
Train 2 and Train 3 are expected to commence commercial operations under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements in the first and third quarter of 2020, respectively. The facility’s first liquefaction train started commercial operations in August 2019.
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 (Mtpa) of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.
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.
Sempra Energy is also developing other LNG export projects in North America, including Cameron LNG Phase 2, previously authorised by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which could include up to two additional liquefaction trains and up to two additional LNG storage tanks, Port Arthur LNG in Texas, and Energía Costa Azul (ECA) LNG Phase 1 and Phase 2 in Mexico.