Louisiana’s LNG industry continues to bring significant benefits to both the global energy market and to the people of Louisiana. Earlier this week Cameron LNG announced that its second liquefied natural gas production unit is now operational at its Hackberry, Louisiana facility. With a third train yet to be completed, the ongoing expansion of their natural gas export capacity represents a major victory for American energy independence and economic prosperity.
Increased domestic production of natural gas has reduced our nation’s reliance on foreign sources of energy subject to volatility and external influence. Beyond enhancing our national security, heightened American natural gas production and exports have helped cut global carbon dioxide emissions at home and abroad by reducing reliance on coal for electricity generation.
Within Louisiana, the construction of natural gas liquefaction and export facilities has fostered significant economic activity in historically low-income areas. The success of such projects will pave the way for future investment, job creation, and tax revenue that can be used for schools, infrastructure, and other social services in our state.
The rapid development of natural gas export facilities is cause for recognition, and Cameron LNG should be credited for their role in bolstering Louisiana’s economy and energy industry.