Louisianians for Energy Statement on $16 Billion Lake Charles LNG Project

Yesterday, Shell and pipeline developer Energy Transfer signed a key agreement to develop a large-scale LNG export facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The project, which was given final authorization to export gas in 2016, would convert an existing LNG import facility into an export terminal. The $16 billion project will support 5,000 construction jobs and 200 full-time positions once complete. The facility is fully permitted, uses existing infrastructure and benefits from abundant natural gas supply and proximity to major pipeline infrastructure, including Energy Transfer’s extensive pipeline network.

Below is a statement you can attribute to me, Randy Hayden – spokesman for Louisianians for Energy:

“Louisianians for Energy congratulates Shell and Energy Transfer on taking this important step forward in the construction of a multi-million dollar LNG export facility at Lake Charles. This project is a major win for Louisiana’s economy – creating thousands of jobs for the tradesmen and women of Louisiana and promoting economic growth throughout the region. Once complete, the Lake Charles LNG facility will play a key role in the state’s booming energy industry and will continue to fuel the United States’ record LNG exports. We look forward to a final investment decision and the great benefits this project will bring to Louisiana.”


Louisianians for Energy is a grassroots effort to defend Louisiana’s oil and gas economy and jobs. Energy is vital to Louisiana, providing family-supporting jobs for generations. We believe that investing in Louisiana’s energy infrastructure creates employment and economic opportunities that benefit residents across the state.  For more information, visit our website or follow us @LAforEnergy