Landrieu calls on FERC to issue final approval for Sempra Cameron LNG at June 19 meeting

Facility would create 3,000 jobs in Louisiana

June 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue final approval for Sempra’s Cameron LNG terminal at its June 19th meeting. Earlier today, FERC announced it would vote on whether to approve the project at its next business meeting.

“Cameron LNG will create thousands of high-paying jobs in Southwest Louisiana, will provide American exporters critical access to foreign markets, and will position America as an energy superpower,” Sen. Landrieu said. “FERC should issue its final approval for the project in its meeting next week, and the Department of Energy should green-light this project as soon as possible.”

In April, Sen. Landrieu sent a letter to Acting FERC Chair Cheryl LaFleur calling on the Commission to carry out its regulatory responsibilities on Cameron LNG in a timely manner.

In February, Sen. Landrieu wrote to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), encouraging swift approval of Cameron LNG’s export license. The following day, after waiting more than two years for approval, Cameron LNG received the DOE’s approval