Whitney Fairbanks named President of Cameron LNG
HACKBERRY, La., March 8, 2022 – Cameron LNG today announced that Whitney “Whit” Fairbanks has been named president of Cameron LNG effective March 9. Fairbanks spent over a decade at Hunt Oil Company, where he managed Hunt LNG Operating Company, the operator of Peru LNG, consisting of a 4.4 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) LNG liquefaction plant, a 400-kilometer natural gas pipeline, and more than 400 employees. While at Peru LNG, Fairbanks led numerous successful initiatives centered around operational excellence, customer satisfaction, stakeholder engagement, and facility expansion.
“Whit’s deep strategic, operational and commercial experience in the LNG industry including the successful leadership of complex joint venture companies will be an asset to Cameron LNG as we continue the safe and reliable operations of this world-class facility and advance the development of the expansion project,” said Lisa Glatch, Chair of the Board for Cameron LNG.
Prior to joining Cameron LNG, Fairbanks served as a managing member of El Bucare Consulting, LLC, a strategy and management advisory company based in Dallas, Texas. Previously, Fairbanks held various leadership roles at Hunt Oil Company, including vice president for strategy and planning; vice president and general manager, Hunt LNG Operating Company; and general manager, Hunt Marcellus.
The Cameron LNG liquefaction export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, reached full commercial operations of Phase 1 in August 2020. To date, the facility has exported more than 351 cargoes of U.S. natural gas to 29 countries worldwide.
The three-train liquefaction facility has a contracted export capacity of 12 Mtpa of LNG and Cameron LNG has filed for the amended expansion project that will allow the facility to produce up to 6.75 Mtpa of additional low-cost, safe and reliable LNG for export to markets around the world.
Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra Infrastructure, TotalEnergies, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).