Cameron LNG LLC has applied at FERC to expand the export capability of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Hackberry, LA, by 9.97 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 24.92 mtpa through the addition of liquefaction trains four and five and a fifth LNG storage tank.
The expansion capacity is equivalent to about 515 Bcf per year of natural gas. The original Cameron liquefaction project is still under construction. In February Cameron made its prefiling request for the expansion at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (see Daily GPI, Feb. 24).
The expansion would "...enable Cameron LNG to meet the demonstrated market demand for liquefaction and export of domestic natural gas," the company told the Commission [CP15-560].
"Cameron LNG anticipates that construction for the expansion project will begin in June 2016, resulting in the expansion project being completed and in service by the end of 2019. Natural gas will be delivered to the Cameron LNG Terminal via the existing Cameron Interstate Pipeline LLC, which connects the Cameron LNG Terminal with numerous existing interstate pipeline systems, or via the Cameron Access Project, an expansion to the existing Columbia Gulf Transmission pipeline system that will provide for a new interconnect with the Cameron LNG Terminal, or via other pipelines that might interconnect with the Cameron LNG terminal.
"The expansion project will utilize the same liquefaction train design and the same LNG tank design as those the Commission recently approved in Docket No. CP13-25-000. Therefore, nearly all of the initial engineering design is already complete."