Sempra Energy (ticker: SRE) has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build the second liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in the United States, according to a company press release on June 19, 2014. The plant will be located in Hackberry, Louisiana and will have a capacity of 1.7 Bcfe/d. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 and is estimated to cost $9 billion to $10 billion.

The issue of exporting resources in the United States has become a hot topic in recent months. The dilemma with Russia and ...


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