Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it has conditionally authorized Cameron LNG, LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Cameron LNG Terminal (Cameron Parish, Louisiana) to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries:
"In today's renaissance of domestic energy production, Southwest Louisiana has established itself as the center of LNG export activity. The DOE's announcement to authorize Cameron LNG to export LNG shipments to non-FTA countries from Cameron Parish speaks to the important role our region will play in the global energy supply chain. I want to congratulate all of the stakeholders of the Cameron LNG terminal for their hard work and effort. It serves as a testament to their commitment to our communities in Southwest Louisiana."
Mr. Octavio M.C. Simoes, president of Sempra LNG added, "Today's announcement from the Department of Energy granting Cameron LNG the ability to export liquefied natural gas to non-FTA countries is an extremely positive economic development for the people of Louisiana and especially those within the state's Third Congressional District. We would like to thank Congressman Charles Boustany and other area elected, business and community leaders for their valuable support on behalf of the project."