Cameron LNG begins production at Train 3 of liquefaction facility

Source: press release, 18 May 2020

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

Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has announced that Cameron LNG has begun producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the third and final liquefaction train of its Phase 1 liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana.

“Congratulations to the entire Cameron LNG team for reaching this last major milestone toward full commercial operations for Phase 1 of this critical energy infrastructure facility,” says Justin Bird, chief executive officer of Sempra LNG. “We look forward to the completion of this world-class LNG facility that will be an outlet for exporting abundant U.S. natural gas to world markets. Sempra LNG is proud of the thousands of engineering and construction jobs and millions of tax revenues the project has provided to Southwest Louisiana. As the construction phase of the project concludes with a remarkable record of over 88 million hours without a lost time incident, we are confident in Cameron LNG’s commitment to operating safely and continuing to support the local economy and community that has welcomed us since day one.”

Commercial operations for Train 3 under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements remain on track to begin in the third quarter of 2020. Cameron LNG achieved commercial operations of Train 1 and Train 2 in August 2019 and February 2020, respectively.

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

Sempra LNG’s mission is to be the premier North American LNG infrastructure company, by sustainably and safely providing US producers of natural gas leading access to global markets. Sempra LNG owns a 50.2% interest in Cameron LNG, a 12 million ton per annum (Mtpa) export facility operating in Hackberry, Louisiana, and is currently developing additional LNG export facilities on the Gulf Coast and Pacific Coast of North America through Cameron LNG expansion, Port Arthur LNG in Texas and Energía Costa Azul LNG in Mexico.

The successful development and ultimate construction of Sempra Energy’s LNG export projects are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and there can be no assurance that any of these projects will be completed.