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Cameron LNG ships first cargo

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Tanks and Terminals,

Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has announced that Cameron LNG has shipped the first commissioning cargo of LNG from the first liquefaction train of the export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, US.

"This achievement brings Cameron LNG, one of Sempra's five strategically located LNG infrastructure projects, one step closer to commercial operations," said Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, Chairman and CEO of Sempra North American Infrastructure. "Seeing the first tanker depart loaded with US LNG produced at this world-class facility is significant for our company."

Commissioning cargos are a critical step in the start-up process and support stabilising production and performance testing. Commercial operations from the facility will begin after Cameron LNG receives authorisation from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is expected in mid-2019.

More than 72 million hours were spent safely constructing the Cameron LNG export project to date, with nearly 11 000 workers supporting peak construction.

Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG export project includes the first three liquefaction trains that will enable the export of approximately 12 million tpy of LNG.

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 Corp. and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). Sempra Energy indirectly owns 50.2% of Cameron LNG.

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