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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: 1.5 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: Three full-containment storage tanks (3 x 160,000 cubic meters)
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity: 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of initial send out capacity
  • Constructor: Aker Kvaerner / IHI
  • Licensor:

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The terminal design also included the future expansion capability to increase total terminal capacity to 2.65 BSCFD and one additional 160,000 cubic meter LNG storage tank
  • The terminal is to be converted into a liquifaction terminal
  • See Cameron Lng Export Terminal Project

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: Trinidad
  • Customers: Sempra LNG signed a 20-year Capacity Agreement with ENI S.p.A. for a TSA for 40% of the capacity of the Cameron LNG receipt terminal


  • 2002 - FERC made preliminary determination to approve the project
  • 2003 - Sempra Energy acquired Hackberry LNG Terminal LLC from Dynegy Midstream and changed the company‚Äôs name to Cameron LNG
  • 2003 - Commission Approves the LNG Import Terminal,
  • 2005 - IHI awarded construction contract
  • 2005 - Construction began
  • 2009 - Commercial operations began

Other Information

  • The -first LNG Import Terminal To Be Built In U.S. In 20 Years

Relevant Links

  1. Freyssinet LNG Tank References
  2. Cameron LNG Brochure
  3. Aker Solutions, Cameron LNG for Sempra Energy
  4. Order received for largest LNG receiving terminal in the US
  5. Commission Approves New LNG Import Terminal, First To Be Built In U.S. In 20 Years
  6. Aker Solutions/IHI Partnership achieves substantial completion for Cameron LNG Terminal, USA
  7. Commission Signals New Regulatory Approach In Louisiana LNG Project

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