Trump visiting Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG facility today

(The Associated Press/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is scheduled to tour Sempra Energy’s $10 billion Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish today.

The president will discuss the benefits of LNG facilities in domestic job creation and energy infrastructure, according to a White House official.

The White House credits LNG export facilities like Cameron with generating billions of dollars in investments, creating thousands of jobs, supporting domestic energy production, and positioning America to be the dominant energy exporting country globally.

The visit comes as Sempra Energy, developer of the Cameron LNG project, announced last month that the Hackberry export terminal had begun operation. In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week, Project Director Jamie Gray asked for authorization by May 16 to start shipping commissioning cargoes. According to S&P Global Platts, the schedule of expected commissioning deliveries was filed under seal, and Sempra has not said where it expects its first export to land.

The $10 billion project is a joint venture of affiliates of San Diego-based Sempra, France’s Total, Japan’s Mitsui and a company jointly owned by Japan’s Mitsubishi and NYKS. Startup of trains 2 and 3 will be delayed until 2020.

President Trump’s visit follows two executive orders he signed in Houston on April 10 “to remove barriers to new energy infrastructure,” according to the White House.

This is the president’s third trip to Louisiana since inauguration.