Corpus Christi Port Chief Says U.S. LNG Exports Will Provide Huge Economic Gains
Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission Chair, Judy Hawley recently testified before a US House Comittee on the benefits of exporting LNG from the United States.
Hawley told lawmakers that the LNG exports could provide huge economic gains that would flow well beyond the oilfields.
Cheniere Energy is planning a liquefaction project on the La Quinta Channel, on the northeast side of Corpus Christi Bay, consisting of three trains capable of producing in aggregate up to 13.5 mtpa.
“Once the facility is built, it will provide the foundation for thousands of stable and high-paying jobs beyond the estimated 225 positions required to operate the facility,” she said.
“The ability to add and support thousands of jobs during an era of chronic underemployment is an economic godsend to countless workers and their families,” she added.
LNG World News Staff, April 18, 2014; Image: Cheniere