Cameron LNG files for capacity expansion

Cameron LNG has filed an application with U.S. FERC to increase natural gas processing and liquefaction capability at its terminal under construction in Hackberry, Louisiana.

The expansion project includes two additional liquefaction trains (trains No. 4 and No. 5) and one additional LNG storage tank (tank No. 5) capable of increasing production capacity by 9.97 Mtpa or 1.41 billion cubic feet per day (Bcfd).

If approved, Cameron LNG’s total export capacity will be 24.92 Mtpa, or 3.53 Bcfd.

The expansion project will utilize the same liquefaction train design and the same LNG tank design as those FERC recently approved, therefore, nearly all of the initial engineering design is already complete.

Cameron LNG anticipates that construction for the expansion project will begin in June 2016, resulting in the expansion project being completed and in-service by the end of 2019.

Cameron LNG is a joint venture owned by affiliates of Sempra Energy, GDF Suez, Mitsui & Co. and Japan LNG Investment, a joint venture formed by affiliates of Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.

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LNG World News Staff; Image: Cameron LNG