SCT&E LNG, a subsidiary of Southern California Telephone & Energy, has asked for federal permission to export 540 million cubic feet of natural gas each day from a proposed liquefaction facility in Cameron Parish.

The export permit would cover countries that have free trade agreements with the United States. Most of the proposed export facilities have sought export permits to the non-free trade countries in Europe and Asia, where natural gas prices are higher.

The LNG subsidiary recently acquired around 246 acres on Monkey Island, on the east bank of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, for the proposed $2.4 billion facility. SCT&E’s is the 12th LNG export facility proposed in Louisiana.