June 16, 2009 / 4:15 PM / 11 years ago

First Cameron LNG cargo still awaits to offload

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has yet to offload at Sempra Energy’s (SRE.N) Cameron LNG terminal in Louisiana as final preparations are made for delivery, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

The first cargo, transported in the 165,000-cubic-meter British Diamond LNG tanker, was originally scheduled to arrive at Cameron on June 11 from Trinidad, but the tanker has been anchored off Louisiana for nearly a week, according to AISLive ship tracker on Reuters.

“We are making final preparations for the arrival of the first cargo,” a Sempra Energy spokesman said, declining to comment on a timeline for offload.

The terminal is expected to receive two test cargoes in June before commercial operations begin in July, the head of Sempra LNG, Darcel Hulse, told Reuters last week. [ID:nN08321916]

Cameron LNG has the capacity to import 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of LNG, with the potential to later expand to 2.65 bcfd. (Reporting by Edward McAllister; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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