Calcasieu Pass

Calcasieu Pass

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.

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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.
Hiring is planned to start mid to late 2016.


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Project Location

Calcasieu Pass Plot Plan
Calcasieu Pass Plot Plan

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.

Two Louisiana LNG Export Projects on Banks of Mississippi and Calcasieu Channel Sign GE Deal

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 Picks GE Tech for its Louisiana LNG Plants

Venture Global LNG picked GE Oil & Gas as a partner to provide technology solutions for its LNG export facilities under development in Louisiana.

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