Cameron LNG LLC named Whitney “Whit” Fairbanks, who spent over a decade at Hunt Oil Co., as president effective March 9.

The Cameron LNG is a liquefaction export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra Infrastructure, TotalEnergies, Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment LLC.

Prior to joining Cameron LNG, Fairbanks served as a managing member of El Bucare Consulting LLC, a strategy and management advisory company based in Dallas. Previously, he had held various leadership roles at Hunt Oil, including managing Hunt LNG Operating Co., the operator of Peru LNG, consisting of a 4.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) LNG liquefaction plant, a 400-km natural gas pipeline and more than 400 employees. 

“Whit’s deep strategic, operational and commercial experience in the LNG industry including the successful leadership of complex joint venture companies will be an asset to Cameron LNG as we continue the safe and reliable operations of this world-class facility and advance the development of the expansion project,” Lisa Glatch, chair of the board for Cameron LNG, commented in a company release on March 8.

The Cameron LNG liquefaction export project reached full commercial operations of Phase 1 in August 2020. To date, the facility has exported more than 351 cargoes of U.S. natural gas to 29 countries worldwide.

The three-train liquefaction facility has a contracted export capacity of 12 mtpa of LNG and Cameron LNG has filed for the amended expansion project that will allow the facility to produce up to 6.75 mtpa of additional low-cost, safe and reliable LNG for export to markets around the world.