This Friday, Sempra LNG and Sempra Energy announced they will contribute $100,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. Accordingly, this funding will help the organization advance immediate relief efforts due to Hurricane Ida.
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Announcement at Sempra LNG, reception at Second Harvest
In this sense, Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra LNG, said in a media release; “Our thoughts are with the communities and families impacted by the devastation from Hurricane Ida.”
Additionally, Bird underscored that the company is “committed to helping Louisiana recover and rebuild from this storm.”
Therefore, the CEO thanked organizations such as Second Harvest; particularly, for being the first responders and volunteers that jumped to help those in need.
Similarly, Natalie Jayroe, president, and CEO of Second Harvest commented; “We are grateful for this generous gift from Sempra and Sempra LNG.” Specifically Jayroe thanked for the support to “Second Harvest’s disaster response efforts across South Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.”
“This gift will make a big difference for so many communities across South Louisiana,” continued Jayroe. “From Terrebonne, Lafourche and Plaquemines Parishes, to the River Parishes, New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, the Northshore, and St. Mary, Iberia, and Vermillion Parishes.”
Sempra’s relief efforts in Louisiana
Indeed, and it is worth noting, Sempra LNG owns 50.2% of the Cameron LNG export facility in Hackberry, Louisiana. Besides, it has other operational facilities in Cameron, Calcasieu, and Beauregard Parishes.
“Sempra and Sempra LNG have been an active part of the Louisiana community for nearly two decades,” the companies note in a press release.
Accordingly, over the last two years, Sempra, Sempra, LNG, and Sempra Foundation committed nearly $1 million; specifically, to nonprofit organizations providing services in Louisiana in response to natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Current and future projects
Indeed, Sempra currently owns interests in Cameron LNG, a 12 Mtpa export facility operating in Hackberry, Louisiana. It also has interests in Energía Costa Azul (ECA) LNG, a 3 Mtpa export facility under construction in Baja California, Mexico.
The Company is similarly developing additional LNG export facilities on the Gulf and Pacific Coasts of North America; for instance, including Port Arthur LNG in Texas, expansions of Cameron LNG and ECA LNG, and supporting pipelines and storage projects.