23 September 2015, News Wires – A pipeline to carry natural gas for liquefaction to the Cameron export facility in Hackberry, Louisiana has received federal approval, according to reports.
Gas will be supplied by Columbia Gulf Transmission, a subsidiary of US midstream players Columbia Pipeline Group and Columbia Pipeline Partners.
The project involves an investment of about $310 million, wire service Associated Press reported. Construction on the pipeline is slated to begin next spring, with an in-service date by the first quarter of 2018.
Columbia will supply the facility with gas from the Appalachian region of the US, AP said.
Cameron LNG is a joint project by US energy conglomerate Sempra along with international LNG players GDF Suez, Mitsui and Japan LNG Investment — itself a joint venture between Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen Kabashiki Kaisha.
As previously reported by Upstream, the initial Cameron liquefied natural gas project would have capacity to export 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG, or about 1.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.
However, the partners have applied already to US regulators for permission to expand the facility to add another 9.97 million tpa, which would put the facility’s total capacity at 24.92 million tpa