Sempra Infrastructure, Total Energies & Mitsubishi among partners on planned Hackberry C02 Storage

May 30, 2022
The combined Cameron LNG Phase 1 and proposed Phase 2 projects will work as an anchor source for carbon capture and sequestration by the HCS project.

The infrastructure wing of Sempra Energy is going to work with other energy technology companies to build a carbon sequestration project in southwest Louisiana.

Sempra Infrastructure signed a participation agreement with TotalEnergies, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation for the proposed Hackberry Carbon Sequestration (HCS) project, located in Southwest Louisiana.

The combined Cameron LNG Phase 1 and proposed Phase 2 projects will work as an anchor source for carbon capture and sequestration by the HCS project. It will also enable parties to enter into a joint venture with Sempra Infrastructure for the project.

"We are excited to advance the development of the Hackberry Carbon Sequestration project, the first of Sempra Infrastructure's net zero solutions projects, to help Cameron LNG produce cleaner liquefied natural gas (LNG) for its customers," said Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure. "This project is expected to be among the first North American carbon capture facilities designed to receive and store CO2 from multiple sources, and our goal is for this facility to set the gold standard for safe and permanent CO2 storage."

The project will capture, transport and store CO2 from Cameron LNG. The CO2 will be captured via acid gas removal units, dehydrated, compressed and transported via a pipeline. It will be stored in a saline aquifer using an injection well with an annual capacity of up to 2 million tons of CO2.

“We are pleased to join force with our partners to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at Cameron LNG export terminal, thus enabling us to supply our customers with low-carbon LNG, a key fuel for the energy transition and a valuable asset for diversifying Europe’s energy supply,” said Thomas Maurisse, Senior Vice President LNG at TotalEnergies. “This project, aiming at reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with the LNG value chain, is a concrete illustration of TotalEnergies’ sustainability and climate strategy implementation.”