The pipeline will supply gas from the Columbia Gulf Transmission, and the Cameron LNG project leaders filed for its construction in February of this year.

Louisiana LNG pipeline approved


NEW ORLEANS, September 23, 2015 – The US energy regulator Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of a pipeline connecting Appalachia’s shale gas to the Cameron LNG export terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana.

The Associated Press reported the pipeline’s initial investment at $310 million. Construction will begin in early 2016, with first throughput scheduled for 2018.


The pipeline will be operated by the Columbia Pipeline Group, adding to their 24,140-kilometre network connecting US gas formations from New York state to the Gulf of Mexico.

Cameron LNG is a joint project by US energy conglomerate Sempra, which holds the majority share, French electric company Engie, Japanese trading group Mitsui and joint holding Japan LNG Investment. The Cameron LNG project will have the capacity to export 12 million tonnes per year.

“We are pleased that the [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] has approved our application to construct the Cameron Access Project,” Columbia Pipeline Group president Glen Kettering said in a press release.  “This is an important natural gas infrastructure project that further connects abundant, but constrained, Appalachian supplies to higher value markets.”

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