Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG project has reportedly shipped the first commissioning cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The cargo was shipped from the first liquefaction train of the export project in Hackberry, Louisana (La.).
NYK Line’s tanker Marvel Crane, which is capable of transporting 177,000 cubic meters, departed the Cameron LNG site. In the context, Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, chairman and CEO of Sempra North American Infrastructure said that the achievement brought Cameron LNG one step closer to commercial operations.
Meanwhile, commercial operations from the facility are expected to begin after Cameron LNG receives authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The authorization is expected in mid-2019.
The Cameron LNG export project’s phase one would be inclusive of the first three liquefaction trains that would reportedly enable the export of around 12 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG.
Cameron LNG is jointly owned by Sempra LNG’s affiliates – Mitsui & Co. (OTCPK: MITSF), Total (NYSE: TOT), and Japan LNG Investment, a company jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsubishi Corporation. Sempra Energy is said to indirectly own around 50.2% of Cameron LNG.
In the context, Farhad Ahrabi, CEO of Cameron LNG said that connecting Cameron LNG and Hackberry to the four corners of the world with cleaner burning fuel with their first LNG cargo is truly a proud moment for all employees who had been working tirelessly for the last few years. He added that the day would not have been without the support of their sponsors.