Cameron LNG joins six other Louisiana export facilities with extended authorization through 2050

(Courtesy Sempra Energy) Cameron LNG

Add Cameron LNG to the list of export facilities getting an extended authorization through 2050.

The facility is among five entities the U.S. Department of Energy extended last week. Cameron LNG brings the total number of Louisiana entities that have received LNG export term extensions since October to seven. The extensions are based on an export term policy statement DOE finalized in July.

Other term extensions issued last week include the Southern LNG export facility operating in Georgia, the Annova LNG project proposed in Texas, and Eagle LNG’s two small-scale facilities in Florida, including the Maxville facility currently in operation.

These issuances extend each project’s long-term LNG export authorization to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries through December 31, 2050.

“Increasing exports of U.S. LNG to our allies not only creates great opportunities for our nation, it also strengthens global energy security and supports environmental and emissions objectives,” said Acting Under Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg.

Including the term extension applications granted today, long-term LNG export authorizations with export terms through 2050 are now held by 18 U.S. LNG export projects, as well as the Costa Azul project in Mexico.

In Louisiana, that includes Magnolia LNG, Driftwood LNG, Sabine Pass, Calcasieu Pass and Venture Global Plaquemines LNG and the Delfin LNG export project proposed for offshore Louisiana, as well as Cameron LNG.