LNG Charting Course for Energy Transition
The Roads to Carbon Neutral
The third season of The Roads to Carbon Neutral program, in partnership with CNBC Catalyst, shares an inspiring and optimistic view of TotalEnergies’ role in our sustainable future globally through powerful, human-led and on-the-ground stories.
Throughout the series' eight episodes, discover the solutions and innovations making the transition to low-carbon energy a reality and helping us achieve a carbon-neutral future.
We're off to the United States for this first episode.
Follow Gualberto Largo as he takes us on a journey to discover his daily life at the Cameron LNG liquefaction terminal.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit many different countries and see wonderful things with my own eyes. When I retire with my wife, I want to continue doing this.
I have worked in the five continents, this is really my passion.
I’ve been working for energy companies for over 40 years, the last seventeen at TotalEnergies, and have seen first-hand how the energy companies have changed.
The transition to a carbon neutral future is very exciting for me. But as society we’re not there yet. We are not yet able to depend entirely on renewable energy to power our world. At present the world still relies heavily on fossil fuels.
Here we use the oceans to deliver to different parts of the world.
I like to say we have “a local impact with a global reach”
As far as places to work, it doesn’t get much better than Cameron LNG. It’s a short drive from my home in the city, but you feel like you’re a world away. The scenery is beautiful, with bayous and amazing old oak trees. It’s full of wildlife – and sometimes alligators.
Natural gas has a key role to play in the energy transition. Actually, natural gas emits 50% less emissions than other energy like coal.
Liquefied natural gas, also known as LNG, is natural gas cooled down to a temperature of about -160°c so that it becomes a liquid The volume is reduced by 600 times compared to gas.
This allows us to transport large amounts long distances.
These ships are designed specifically to transport LNG and keep it cool. When it reaches its destination it can be regassified and used for energy.
A full LNG tanker has the capacity to power a country like France for approximately 24 hours.
With Cameron LNG located just north of the Gulf of Mexico - global gas markets are on our doorstep. TotalEnergies is currently exporting liquefied natural gas to Europe, Asia and Latin American markets –which now the demand is rising.
We’re contributing to setting an example here. Not just how we transport LNG in a way that emits less greenhouse gasses, replacing older ships with new ships which emit up to 40% less CO2, but how we produce it as well.
We are carefully monitoring any methane leaks, as this gas is much more harmful to the planet than CO2
We are looking at how technology can help us, even using drones!
We are also developing a carbon capture project. Aiming to reduce emissions and the CO2 that is around 2% of the feed gas will be removed, and the plan is to store it underground.
TotalEnergies is the largest exporter of U.S. LNG and the third largest in the world.
You can see it takes a lot of us to do it, Everyone is committed and truly cares.
We’re proving that LNG can contribute to the transition of our global energy economy towards a lower-carbon future.
One of my great joys in recent years has been working with people eager to learn and support our ambition.
Later when I retire, I will rest comfortably in the knowledge that these guys are working hard! And that’s a legacy I can be proud of.
Natural Gas: A Key Fuel for the Energy Transition
Natural gas can replace many coal applications and generates half as many emissions of greenhouse gases as coal in the production of electricity. Flexible and manageable, it is an ideal complement to renewable energies.
In the gas markets, TotalEnergies focuses on liquefied natural gas (LNG), which can be shipped everywhere in the world. LNG accounts for around 11% of the total gas market and saw strong growth in 2022 (up 6%).
TotalEnergies Pursues its Growth in LNG
world’s largest LNG player
LNG sales in 2022
of our LNG sales go to countries committed to net zero
With Cameron LNG located just north of the Gulf of Mexico – global gas markets are on our doorstep. TotalEnergies is currently exporting liquefied natural gas to Europe, Asia and Latin American markets – which now the demand is rising.Gualberto Largo Maintenance and Engineering Specialist – TotalEnergies for Cameron LNG
Cameron LNG, at the heart of TotalEnergies' LNG strategy
Located in Louisiana along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Cameron LNG terminal is ideally situated for exporting LNG to the rest of the world, including Europe. Over the past few years, the site has enabled TotalEnergies to become the largest exporter of LNG in the United States.
In 2022, the Company and its partners Hackberry Carbon Sequestration (HCS), launched a project that will capture and store up to two million tons of CO2 per year, mainly from Cameron LNG, in order to decarbonize the site's production.
We’re proving that LNG can contribute to the transition of our global energy economy towards a lower-carbon future.Gualberto Largo Maintenance and Engineering Specialist – TotalEnergies for Cameron LNG