LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and several other local and state dignitaries were in Hackberry on Wednesday to speak at the grand opening of Cameron LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy.
Jindal said the $900 million dollar LNG terminal will create 60 jobs for southwest Louisiana with an average salary of $63,000.
"Sempra Energy's decision to invest $900 million and establish Cameron LNG in Southwest Louisiana is building upon this region's terrific economic momentum," Jindal said. "We have recently announced several major projects in Southwest Louisiana...these announcements reflect the comprehensive reforms we have made to Louisiana's business climate, which have enabled our state to continue successfully attracting companies during this time of national economic downturn."
The natural gas processed at Cameron LNG will be used in the Gulf Coast and throughout the Southeastern United States.
"As we celebrate the completion of Cameron LNG and look to the future, it is important to emphasize that the success of this project was a team effort," Sempra Energy CEO Donald Felsinger said. "It took the coordination of many people, including the Governor and local and state officials. It also required leaders with a vision, who understand what free markets can do to create jobs and improve the economy."
Located on the Calcasieu Channel on a 260-acre site on the northside of Hackberry, Cameron LNG is a liquefied natural gas terminal. The facility is capable of processing some 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.