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Sempra Energy Begins Construction On $6 Billion LNG Export Terminal And Processing Complex

Sempra Energy’s LNG operations began construction in Hackberry, Louisiana, on a new liquefaction processing complex and liquefied natural gas export terminal.

Completion of all liquefaction facilities and the launch of full operations at the Cameron LNG site will occur by 2019. Initial LNG shipments will begin by the end of 2017, with additional liquefaction facilities coming online in 2018 and 2019, when the site will be capable of producing 12 million metric tons per annum. Entergy Corp. is installing two major new transmission lines, along with a new substation in Hackberry, to provide sufficient electrical loads for the industrial project. The Cameron LNG project will retain 60 existing jobs and create 140 new direct jobs.

“We are extremely grateful to have a great advocate for our Cameron LNG liquefaction project in Governor Jindal,” said Company President Octavio Simoes. “His unwavering support for the natural gas industry in Louisiana and for our project from the very first day will deliver thousands of jobs and economic investments in the state for decades to come.”

Governor Bobby Jindal said, “Sempra’s investment of $6 billion in Louisiana – and the company’s ability to complete major purchasing agreements with some of the leading industrial companies in the world – speaks to the world-class capabilities inherent in Louisiana’s tremendous energy infrastructure and our outstanding workforce. Nowhere in the world will you find a better convergence of best-in-class facilities and highly trained workers with unsurpassed skills. With billions of dollars in new investment for projects like Cameron LNG, our state is demonstrating its prowess in providing next-generation energy infrastructure to keep the world moving and to create the best jobs of the future, right here in Louisiana.”

The company is expected to utilize Louisiana’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs as it hires employees and places the capital project in service.

“Cameron Parish feels fortunate to not only have a substantial economic investment infrastructure-wise by Cameron LNG at their Hackberry location, but also in our residents and communities parishwide,” said President Kirk Quinn of the Cameron Parish Police Jury. “When it comes to economic, environmental and cultural impacts, it seems as though Cameron LNG has done their due diligence. We are proud of their efforts and hope that this relationship only strengthens in years to come.”

“We are excited for this groundbreaking to occur on this major project for our region,” said President/CEO George Swift of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance. “Sempra has been a good corporate citizen, and to get this project underway is truly historic. We appreciate the management for their decision to expand here.”

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