Pulse 06/17/2013 Planning Louisiana Cameron LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, is planning to convert its LNG import terminal in Hackberry into an LNG export terminal. The existing 260-acre terminal is located on the Calcasieu River, 15 miles south of Lake Charles. The project entails building three liquefaction trains, each with an export capacity of 4.5 million tons per year, or 13.5 mtpa overall. Sempra's partners are Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co. and GDF-Suez. Construction is expected to start in early 2014, with the first market deliveries of LNG expected by the second half of 2017; project completion is expected
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