All in good time.
Cameron LNG has obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export up to 14.95 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) or approximately 2.1 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day, of domestically produced LNG to all current and future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries and non-FTA countries. This is only the second final non-FTA authorization issued to a liquefaction project in the U.S. by the DOE.
In April 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the final environmental impact statement to construct and operate the liquefaction facilities. Authorization from FERC for the project was received in June 2014.
Construction began in October 2014 and commercial operations are expected to start in 2018.
Additional permits obtained for the project include: an air-quality permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, a Coastal Use permit from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit. Project Timeline November 2011 Design begins on front-end engineering.
Liquefaction concept for Cameron LNG is developed ✔
Filed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) application with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ✔
Commenced Front End Engineering Design ✔
Filed Non-FTA application with DOE ✔
FTA permit is awarded by DOE for export up to 12 Mtpa of LNG (1.7 Bcf/d) ✔
Submitted request to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate pre-filing review ✔
Draft Environmental Impact Statement is issued by FERC ✔
Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract is awarded to a joint venture between CB&I and Chiyoda✔
Final Environmental Impact Statement from FERC is issued ✔
Early site works commenced ✔
Joint venture effective date and financial close with lenders achieved ✔
Full construction commenced by EPC contractor ✔
DOE issued FTA permit for export of additional 2.95 Mtpa of LNG (total approved 14.95 Mtpa) ✔
DOE issued non-FTA permit for export of additional 2.95 Mtpa of LNG (total approved 14.95 Mtpa) ✔
Commercial operations expected for Train 1, 2 and 3 in early, mid and end of 2018, respectively
First full year of commercial operations expected for all three Trains