Sept. 11 -- WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department on Wednesday handed critical licenses to the Cameron LNG project in southwestern Louisiana and a much smaller Florida facility, giving both the final authorizations needed to liquefy natural gas and ship it around the globe.
Sempra Energy can now launch construction on its $10 billion Cameron LNG project, planned as an addition to an existing import terminal in Hackberry, La.
Wednesday's action came in the form of the Department of Energy finalizing Cameron LNG's existing conditional license to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to Taiwan , Japan and other countries that do not have free trade agreements with the U.S.
Cameron LNG secured a separate required approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in June.
Separately Wednesday, the Energy Department gave a final export license to Carib Energy, which is authorized to ship up to 40 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from its proposed facility in Martin County, Fla. The Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary plans to send the liquefied natural gas to the Caribbean and Central and South American countries in specialized...