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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Sempra
  • Website:
  • Location: On the Calcasieu Channel, 18 miles from the Gulf of Mexico in Hackberry, Louisiana
  • Capacity: 12.0 million tons/annum
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • A conversion of the existing Cameron LNG Terminal into a large liquifaction terminal
  • Cameron plans to construct three separate systems that liquefy natural gas; one 160,000-cubic-meter, full-containment LNG storage tank; refrigerant make-up and condensate product storage; a truck loading/unloading area; one marine work dock; minor modifications to existing terminal facilities; 21 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline; one 56,820-horsepower compressor station; and ancillary facilities.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: Four full-containment storage tanks (4 x 160,000 cubic meters) (One additional tank)
  • Constructor:
    • Foster Wheeler: Owner's Engineer Contract
    • Tractebel: review of FEED LNG liquefaction/process package
  • CB&I and Chiyoda: Engineering, procurement and construction for the addition of natural gas liquefaction and export facilities
  • Licence: Air Products

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Commissioning is expected in 2018

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers:
  • Customers:
    • GDF SUEZ will buy 4 million tons per annum (MTPA)
    • TEPCO will buy 800,000 tons per annum (MTPA)
    • Toho Gas will buy 300,000 tons per annum
    • CPC of Taiwan will buy 0.8 million tons per annum


  • 2012 - Foster Wheeler Wins Owner's Engineer Contract
  • 2012 - GDF-Suez signs purchase agreement
  • 2013 - Tepco signs a purchase contract
  • 2013 - Sempra Energy, GDF SUEZ, Mitsubishi, Mitsui Sign Tolling Capacity, Joint-Venture Agreement
  • 2014 - Draft environmental impact statement released
  • 2014 - Export permits granted
  • 2014 - EPC contract awarded
  • 2014 - FERC issues Final Environmental Impact Statement
  • 2014 - FID made
  • 2014 - Construction started

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  2. Foster Wheeler Wins Owner's Engineer Contract for LNG Liquefaction Facility in Louisiana
  3. GDF SUEZ signs an agreement with Sempra Energyto access natural gas liquefaction capacity in the United States
  4. Purchase of Lean LNG from the U.S. Cameron Project Basic Agreement on the First Project to Secure 10 Million Lean LNG Annually
  5. Sempra Energy, GDF SUEZ, Mitsubishi, Mitsui Sign Tolling Capacity, Joint-Venture Agreements For Louisiana Liquefaction Export Facility
  6. GDF SUEZ to become a U.S. LNG exporter, with the Cameron LNG project
  7. DEIS on Cameron LNG, LLC’s and Cameron Interstate Pipeline, LLC’s Liquefaction Project
  8. Toho Gas in agreement with the U.S. Cameron Project for LNG purchase
  9. Sempra Energy Subsidiary Receives U.S. Department of Energy LNG Export License For Louisiana Liquefaction Facility
  10. CB&I and Chiyoda Awarded Contract for LNG Liquefaction and Export Facilities
  11. First GDF SUEZ long term LNG sale to Asia with a 0.8 mtpa contract to CPC of Taiwan
  12. FERC issues Final Environmental Impact Statement on Cameron LNG
  13. First GDF SUEZ long term LNG sales to Japan
  14. GDF SUEZ and its partners take Final Investment Decision for the Cameron LNG project
  15. Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project Breaks Ground In Louisiana
  16. Air Products Wins LNG Technology and Equipment Order for Louisiana Terminal Facility

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