Sempra has scaled back plans to expand the Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Louisiana, citing design innovations and the “high performance” of the existing three-train plant.


The expansion originally called for two trains and two new storage tanks, adding 9.97 million metric tons per year (mmty) of capacity. However, Sempra (formerly Sempra Energy) executives said Tuesday during an investor day webcast the company instead would pursue developing a 6 mmty train.

CEO Jeff Martin said construction of the optimized train and increased efficiency from future debottlenecking, “puts us in a position to have some of the lowest-cost new capacity in the world in LNG.”

The new design is undergoing preliminary front-end engineering and design work with...