Liquefaction Project / Project Timeline

All in good time.

Cameron LNG has obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export up to 14.95 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) or approximately 2.1 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day, of domestically produced LNG to all current and future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries and non-FTA countries. This is only the second final non-FTA authorization issued to a liquefaction project in the U.S. by the DOE.

In April 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the final environmental impact statement to construct and operate the liquefaction facilities. Authorization from FERC for the project was received in June 2014.

Construction began in October 2014 and commercial operations are expected to start in 2018.

Additional permits obtained for the project include: an air-quality permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, a Coastal Use permit from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit. Project Timeline November 2011 Design begins on front-end engineering.

Project Timeline


First full year of commercial operations expected for all three Trains


Commercial operations expected for Train 1, 2 and 3 in early, mid and end of 2018, respectively*

March 2016

DOE issued non-FTA permit for export of additional 2.95 Mtpa of LNG (total approved 14.95 Mtpa)

April 2015

DOE issued FTA permit for export of additional 2.95 Mtpa of LNG (total approved 14.95 Mtpa)

October 2014

Full construction commenced by EPC contractor

October 2014

Joint venture effective date and financial close with lenders achieved

July 2014

Early site works commenced

April 2014

Final Environmental Impact Statement from FERC is issued

March 2014

Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract is awarded to a joint venture between CB&I and Chiyoda

January 2014

Draft Environmental Impact Statement is issued by FERC

April 2012

Submitted request to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate pre-filing review

January 2012

FTA permit is awarded by DOE for export up to 12 Mtpa of LNG (1.7 Bcf/d)

December 2011

Filed Non-FTA application with DOE

November 2011

Commenced Front End Engineering Design

November 2011

Filed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) application with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

December 2010

Liquefaction concept for Cameron LNG is developed

* The EPC contractor has indicated that the respective commercial operations dates for each train may be delayed. No contractual extensions to these dates have been agreed under the EPC contract.

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