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San Diego, CA – Sempra LNG announced that its Cameron LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal near Lake Charles, LA, has completed performance testing and begun commercial operations.
LNG Terminal Opens- 8/5/2009
Over the past month, start-up and commissioning activities have been completed, including the arrival of the facility’s first two LNG commissioning cargoes and obtaining the approval to commence operations from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Sempra LNG owns 100% of the Cameron LNG facility and has sold 40 percent of its processing capacity to Italy’s Eni S.p.A under a 20-year terminal services agreement. Last month, Sempra LNG announced it had signed a flexible agreement to purchase up to 50 cargoes from Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited 3, an affiliate of RasGas Company Limited (RasGas). The agreement allows cargoes to begin August 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010. Each cargo could contain up to 4.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
Cameron LNG’s first cargo arrived June 21 aboard BP’s British Diamond, an LNG carrier bringing supplies from Trinidad. A second LNG ship, BP’s British Emerald, arrived at the terminal June 30 with a cargo from Trinidad. Cameron LNG is capable of processing 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas.
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