Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG could see power restored at its U.S. Gulf Coast export facility by September 30, as long as the terminal is able to safely receive electricity, according to Entergy.

Cameron LNG, which is in Hackberry, relies on power purchased from Entergy. The utility was making progress repairing transmission infrastructure in southwest Louisiana, until the area was severely damaged when Hurricane Laura came ashore.

On September 16, 37,565 customers in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes remained without power, which was down from a peak of approximately 93,000 in the region following the storm.

The operator of the liquefaction terminal has not said whether on-site connections were damaged by the hurricane and may take longer to repair.

Deep-draft vessels should be able to traverse the channel that serves the terminal without restrictions by October 8, following a dredging operation, according to a shipper notice to customers.

The uncertainty over the timing of Cameron LNG’s return to service has amplified concerns about U.S. gas storage levels in October, as feedgas deliveries to the facility, which have been at zero since the three trains were shut down the day before the hurricane hit, are a critical piece of demand.

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18th September 2020