Cameron LNG begins production train restart operations

Cameron LNG (Courtesy Total)

Cameron LNG has begun restart operations of one of its three production trains, following Entergy’s partial restoration of power to the site Friday.

Argus Media reports that partial restoration of power to the facility in the wake of Hurricane Laura has allowed Cameron LNG to “initiate testing of the systems” and “commence the restart process on the first train.” Sempra Energy executives have said they expect  Cameron LNG to be fully operational near the end of October. A phased restart is expected.

Term offtakers and co-owners in the Cameron facility include Japanese trading houses Mitsubishi and Mitsui and Total. These firms have supply agreements with Asia-Pacific buyers, including Taiwan’s state-owned CPC, India’s state-controlled IOC and Japan’s Jera, Kansai Electric, Tokyo Gas, Toho Gas and Tohoku Electric.

Cameron LNG also is working with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to expedite restoration of the Calcasieu Ship Channel for vessel access to the facility. Hurricane Laura built up debris in the waterway leading to the plant, restricting access to large vessels. Dredging work is under way.

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