The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG LLC (Plaquemines LNG) approving exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Plaquemines LNG Project. The project will be on the Mississippi River, in Plaquemines Parish, La., about 20 miles from the Port of New Orleans.
“The increase in LNG infrastructure projects in the U.S. has been astounding to watch,” said Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in a statement. “Projects like Venture Global’s Plaquemines create well-paid, American jobs and have changed the game in sharing the benefits of U.S. LNG with our allies around the world. I am glad the Department is doing our part to empower the Plaquemines project and other energy infrastructure to progress quickly.”