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U.S. energy giant to boost LNG output as countries cut out Russia

Sempra plant, backed by Mitsui, to up production by 60% and export more to Europe

Sempra Infrastructure hopes to increase annual production at its Cameron LNG plant in Louisiana by nearly 7 million tons and to export more to Asia and Europe, which is trying to cut its dependence on Russian gas.

HOUSTON, U.S. -- U.S. energy giant Sempra Infrastructure will increase production of liquefied natural gas in the south of the country, which it operates jointly with Japan's Mitsui & Co. and other companies, by about 60% from the current level to about 19 million tons per year in 2027.

The company hopes to export the increased output to Europe and Asia. Europe, particularly Germany and Italy, is trying to wean itself of its energy dependence on Russia following the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine.

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