Cameron LNG begins pipeline flow

Cameron LNG began pipeline feed gas flow today in preparation for starting up Train 3 to begin producing liquified natural gas (LNG) at its Hackberry liquefaction-export project.

“Today, we mark another significant milestone in the life of our project, said Farhad Ahrabi, CEO of Cameron LNG. “On behalf of our stakeholders, I congratulate the employees, contractors, and vendors on their commitment to safety and quality while bringing Train 3 into the final commission phase.”

The process to commission Train 3 began earlier this year and includes testing of all support systems, combustion turbines, and compressors, as well as the delivery of feed gas from the transmission pipeline and production of LNG. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) closely monitors the commissioning process. FERC granted authorization for the introduction of feed gas on Tuesday, Apr. 21, as the final commissioning step for Train 3.

The Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project includes three liquefaction trains with a projected export of 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day. Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).