Governor Bobby Jindal talks Octavio Simoes, President of Sempra Entergy, and Cameron Police Jury President Darryl Farque after the announcement on May 3 that Sempra had secured the third and final commercial agreement to develop a $6 billion natural gas liquefaction export facility at the site of Sempra's existing Cameron LNG, or liquefied natural gas, receiving terminal in Hackberry. On Monday, San Diego-based Sempra asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to begin building the facilities.
Last Modified: Monday, December 10, 2012 12:30 PM
HACKBERRY (AP) — San Diego-based Sempra Energy has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to begin building natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at the company's existing Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry.
Sempra said on Monday the permit request is an important milestone in the company's effort to begin exporting liquefied natural gas.
According to Sempra, the project would create nearly 3,000 construction jobs and about 130 full-time jobs when the facility begins operating.
The Advocate reported the federal agency will review the application and conduct an environmental study of the project before acting on the permit. Additional permits and approvals will be required before construction on the Cameron liquefaction project can be completed.