The Cameron LNG Journey
Cameron LNG 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 facility. FERC authorized the project in June 2014.
Room for Growth
In May 2016, Cameron LNG received FERC’s authorization to proceed with expansion of the existing liquefaction export project (two additional Trains and two additional LNG storage tanks). Cameron LNG has received authorization from the DOE to export LNG produced from the Expansion Project to all current and future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and non-FTA countries.
Although Expansion approval was granted, no decision to expand has been made.