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    Cameron LNG Train 3 Approved for Service


No decision yet on approved expansion plan

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Cameron LNG Train 3 Approved for Service

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc) on July 24 approved Cameron LNG’s request to begin commercial service of Train 3 at its 14.95mn mt/yr liquefaction and export terminal in Louisiana.

The 5mn mt/yr train, the third at the facility, produced its first commissioning LNG in May.

Cameron LNG’s partners – Sempra LNG, French Total, Japan’s Mitsui & Co and Japan LNG Investment – took a final investment decision on the $10bn project in 2014. It is right next door to an LNG import facility in Hackberry, Louisiana. The first train entered service in August 2019, while the second train began commercial operations in March this year.

A two-train expansion of the facility, to add 10mn mt/yr of liquefaction capacity and two additional storage tanks, was approved in July 2016, but Cameron LNG’s partners have yet to make a final investment decision on the expansion.