- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

CAMERON, La. (AP) - A San Diego energy company says it has federal permission to boost planned exports by 39 percent from a proposed expansion of the plant it’s building in southwest Louisiana.

Sempra Energy said Monday that the U.S. Department of Energy approved exporting an additional 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day to countries outside U.S. free-trade agreements.

According to a news release, that will bring Cameron LNG’s export capacity to 3.5 billion cubic feet a day, or 24.9 million tons a year.

The company says the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission already has approved adding up to two more liquefaction trains and one more LNG storage tank.

Sempra is building Phase 1 of the $10 billion project, which calls for three liquefaction trains and four storage tanks. It expects to begin operations in 2018, with 2019 as its first full year of operations.

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Online: https://www.sempra.com/

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