TotalEnergies reported on Monday that it will move forward in its effort to increase its liquefied natural gas activities in the US by expanding Cameron LNG in Louisiana.
To carry out the expansion of the facility, the company signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Sempra Framework, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, and Japan LNG Investment (jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha).
TotalEnergies elaborated that this expansion project includes the development of a fourth train with a production capacity of 6.75 million metric tons per annum (Mtpa), and a 5% increase of the current 13.5 Mtpa first three trains through debottlenecking. Design enhancements will also be used to cut back on emissions.
“We are pleased to take this new step with our partners to increase liquefaction capacity at Cameron LNG, a facility ideally located on the Atlantic basin for export to Europe. In recent years, TotalEnergies has become the leading exporter of U.S. LNG, most of which has been exported to Europe in recent times, contributing to the continent’s security of energy supply. TotalEnergies is committed to further expanding its presence in the United States, thus meeting growing need for LNG, a key transition fuel,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of TotalEnergies. “The expansion of Cameron LNG will contribute to our LNG growth strategy by investing in low-cost, long-term competitive LNG projects with lower GHG emissions.”
It is worthy of noting that Cameron LNG is jointly owned by Sempra Infrastructure (50.2%), TotalEnergies (16.6%), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (16.6%), and Japan LNG Investment (16.6%).