Cameron LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal situated on a 260-acre industrial-zoned site along the Calcasieu Channel in Hackberry, Louisiana. It is located 18 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and within 35 miles of five major interstate pipelines that serve nearly two-thirds of all U.S. natural gas markets. Construction on Cameron LNG started in August 2005 and commercial operations began in July 2009.
The LNG receipt terminal has two marine berths capable of accommodating Q-Flex sized LNG ships, three LNG storage tanks of 480,000 cubic meters, and vaporization capability for regasification services of 1.5 Bcf per day.
Cameron LNG has access to a deep ship channel close to the shoreline and is far removed from highly populated residential areas. The terminal was developed to align with state and local government land-use planning efforts and is fully permitted.
The natural gas processed by Cameron LNG is used by electricity-generating plants, diverse industries and residential customers throughout the central and eastern U.S. It is delivered via a 36-mile pipeline that connects the terminal with the existing natural gas interstate pipelines to the north.