Sunday, May 19 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:58:26 GMT
Source: Louisiana State Police
Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
Louisiana State Police is investigating an oil tanker tractor fire on Interstate 10 that caused major traffic delays Sunday afternoon. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:05:04 GMT
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:55:58 GMT
An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:04 GMT
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:47:38 GMT
More than 825 students - the largest graduating class in McNeese State University history - are expected to receive degrees at the university's spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18,More >>
More than 825 students - the largest graduating class in McNeese State University history - are expected to receive degrees at the university's spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at Burton Coliseum.More >>
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
In one week, two projects have been announced that will include industrial expansion on Lake Charles Port property.
G2X Energy plans to build a $1.3 billion natural gas-to-gasoline project on the Industrial Canal across from Calcasieu Point. Magnolia LNG has also announced plans for a $2.2 billion export facility to be located on land in the same area along Henry Pugh Road, east of Calcasieu Point.
Maurice Brand is the Joint CEO of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited. He recently made a presentation to port commissioners, in which he said he hopes to begin construction for his company's project within 24 months.
For LNG, the initial investment will be about $2.2 billion for the first phase, with another $2 billion for the second phase.
"The LNG will be exported to free trade agreements with the U.S. states. We'll engage about 1,000 people through the construction phase and up to 75 during operating period," Brand said.
Brand said there will be indirect jobs as they use services offered by the community. Brand explained that they will first export 4 million tons and double that if they can find customers. He said liquefying the natural gas allows them to transport it.
"It's like storing in a freezer and it's kept cold there for many, many days and then we transfer that as liquefied gas from a short pipeline into a ship and then the ship takes it off to its market in Asia or the Caribbean or wherever you happen to secure customers," he said.
Commissioners have also approved a lease of port property for G2X Energy of Houston, expected to create 243 new jobs with an average salary of $66,500, plus 748 new indirect jobs.