SCT&E LNG, a subsidiary of Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E), has submitted an application to the US Department of Energy (DOE) to export LNG to countries with an established free trade agreement (FTA) with the US.
SCT&E LNG are looking to export 0.54 billion ft3/d (4 million tpa) of domestically produced LNG from its Cameron Parish project, Louisiana.
SCT&E LNG has contracted the global law firm K&L Gates, LLP, which has previous experience of dealing with liquefaction and regasification projects around the world, to provide regulatory, policy, and commercial advice for the project.
The company recently acquired approximately 246 acres of land for the project site on the east bank of the Calcasieu Ship Channel on Monkey Island, in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. It has begun the regulatory process to build, own, and operate an export manufacturing terminal at the site.
SCT&E LNG is working with Federal and State government representatives on permits and approvals to start construction of the project.
Greg Michaels, Chairman of SCT&E LNG said: "Discussions have begun with the West Cameron Parish Commission to work in collaboration for the success of the project. Produced in 2013, the Port Cameron Strategic Economic Development Plan coincides perfectly with our plan to bring high paying jobs and resources to an area of Louisiana preparing for the expansion of the incoming energy markets."
Supporters of the project expect over 1 000 construction and ancillary jobs, and over 100 permanent positions with an ongoing flow of taxes and fees to the state of Louisiana and Cameron parish.
Michaels continued: "The project site was evaluated and strategically chosen because of its significant characteristics which will help in the success of the project. One of the most important aspects of this site is that the community is comfortable with oil and gas developments and supports the project.
“Additional attributes of the site are that the land has minimal if any wetland issues, the ship channel in front of the property is a natural deep water channel, the property has multiple boat slip locations, large deep river frontage, and multiple interstate pipelines that converge on the area.
“Lastly, the site is close enough to the Gulf of Mexico that it will not face the potential congestion issues that others may face on the Calcasieu Ship Channel. We couldn't be more pleased with the site and its location."
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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