Shell

Shell and pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners have taken a step toward building a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas export terminal in Lake Charles. 

Earlier this month, Energy Transfer and Shell announced that a comprehensive commercial tender package has been issued to engineering, procurement and construction contractors to submit final commercial bids for the proposed Lake Charles LNG liquefaction project under consideration in Lake Charles.

The project, if sanctioned by Energy Transfer and Shell, would modify Energy Transfer’s existing LNG import facility for export to global markets to take advantage of the U.S. shale boom.

Shell, Energy Transfer take step toward multibillion-dollar LNG project in Lake Charles

Lake Charles LNG is the latest in a flurry of major investment in LNG export facilities in Texas and Louisiana. With the United States producing a record amount of natural gas, it is key that we continue to expand our nation’s pipeline network and invest in LNG export terminals to transport energy to our allies around the globe. And the same resources and infrastructure support everything from our state’s propane industry to advancing our power generation capabilities.

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Lake Charles LNG is fully permitted, uses existing infrastructure and benefits from direct natural gas supply via Energy Transfer’s vast pipeline network. This week’s announcement brings Lake Charles LNG one step closer to shipping domestically-produced LNG to our allies in Europe and Asia, and Louisianians for Energy looks forward to the continued investment in our state’s thriving energy industry.

Randy Hayden

president, Louisianians for Energy

Baton Rouge