Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC is developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, south of the city of Lake Charles. The project site is at an ideal location on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, featuring deep-water access, proximity to plentiful gas supplies and ease of transport for buyers.
A World-Class Investment
Supporting Louisiana’s Energy Industrial Base
Calcasieu Pass will invest billions in new facilities, equipment and labor. Calcasieu Pass will bring thousands of temporary and hundreds of permanent jobs for southwestern Louisiana. In addition, the project’s exports will support the balance of trade for the United States.
Local Jobs and Community Engagement
The design, engineering and construction of the project will create approximately 1,500 jobs at peak construction. The expected number of long-term, direct jobs created by the project is 130.
The expected economic impact and employment numbers for Louisiana are:
- 130 direct jobs;
- 326 indirect jobs;
- 1,500 construction jobs at peak construction;
- Average annual salary of $70,000 excluding benefits.
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The 1000-acre project site is located where the Calcasieu Ship Channel meets the Gulf of Mexico. This location is in close proximity to several major interstate natural gas pipelines and is situated in the middle of one of the most active trading areas for pipeline-quality natural gas in North America.
The project site is secured under exclusive agreements for up to a 70-year term. Pending regulatory approval, construction is planned to take place from 2016-2019.
The US liquefied natural gas export projects being developed by Washington DC-based Venture Global LNG, involving two Louisiana plants, one on the banks of the Mississippi River and a second at Calcasieu Pass, has awarded a contract to the General Electric oil and gas unit to supply compressor power for liquefaction.
Venture Global LNG picked GE Oil & Gas as a partner to provide technology solutions for its LNG export facilities under development in Louisiana.
FERC pre-filing letter submitted and FERC issues notice of pre-filing commencement
Draft of Resource Reports 1 & 10
Public open house in Cameron, La
FERC scoping meeting and public hearing in Cameron, La
Draft of Resource Reports 5, 6, 7 & 12
Draft of Resource Report 13
Formal application filing
FERC issues Final EIS
FERC issues Order issuing Certificate and Granting Section 3 Authority
DOE issues non-FTA approval
Final Investment Decision
Achieve Full Facility Operations