Sempra Infrastructure could delay a final investment decision (FID) to expand the Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana to avoid further impacts from a mounting labor and supply crunch for projects on the Gulf Coast.

The liquefied natural gas infrastructure unit of San Diego-based Sempra had been targeting the completion of a competitive front-end engineering and design (FEED) process sometime this summer. Management said the project would then soon reach FID, as Sempra has already formed equity and offtake agreements with partners in the first phase.

However, CEO Justin Bird told analysts during a first quarter call Thursday that the process may be extended as cost headwinds stack up for Gulf Coast projects.

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