Sempra To Develop Nat Gas Export Facility
Friday, May 04, 2012
Sempra has secured the third and final commercial agreement to develop a US$6 billion natural gas liquefaction export facility at the site of the company’s existing Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Construction, which would start in 2013, will occur in three phases, with the first liquefaction train opening in late 2016 and the other two trains coming online about five and 10 months after the initial capacity.
Sempra has secured the final commercial development agreement of four million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) with an affiliate of GDF Suez SA of France after previously securing agreements with two Japanese firms – Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. for 4 Mtpa each.
The 12 Mtpa LNG export facility will provide the natural gas equivalent of 1.7 Bcfd (48.1 X 106 m3/d) of LNG for worldwide markets. It will also add 130 new jobs, retain 60 existing jobs at Sempra’s Cameron Parish terminal and result in about 610 permanent new indirect jobs, along with 3000 construction jobs at peak activity, Sempra said.
For more information: www.sempra.com