Amended Expansion Project
Cameron LNG’s Amended Expansion Project will allow the facility to produce up to 6.75 million tons per annum (Mtpa) of additional low-cost, reliable U.S. LNG for export to markets around the world. Located 18 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico on the Calcasieu ship channel near a major pipeline hub, Cameron LNG currently operates a three-train facility capable of exporting approximately 12 Mtpa of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.
In 2016, Cameron LNG received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to site, construct and operate expansion facilities. In January 2022, the company requested a revision to its existing authorized permit that proposes to modify the expansion project by adding a single LNG train with a production capacity of 6.75 Mtpa of LNG instead of the currently authorized two trains at approximately 4.98 Mtpa each. The design enhancements include:
- Utilizing electric drive (E-drive) motors to repalce gas turbine drives
- Tie-in facilities to enable the sequestration of carbon dioxide from the acid gas for Train 4
The construction of the Amended Expansion Project will bring additional economic benefits to the region, including:
- Adding approximately 1,500 on-site engineering and construction jobs with a peak workforce of over 3,200 workers
- The creation of 69 permanent jobs for operation of the facilities
- Increased revenues for local business and service providers
- Additional tax revenues for government entities
- Continued community investment
As reported in Cameron LNG’s 2019-2020 Community Impact Report, the company has made property tax payments to Calcasieu and Cameron parishes totaling more than $13 million in the 2020 tax year. Since 2004, Cameron LNG has donated more than $3 million to non-profit and business organizations benefiting the region in the areas of economic prosperity, emergency preparedness and safety, environmental stewardship, and education.