Lake Charles LNG Facility

The proposed Lake Charles LNG project will convert Energy Transfer's existing facility into a world-class LNG export hub on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Proposed Project

Energy Transfer plans to redevelop its existing Lake Charles LNG import and regasification facility. It is the only Brownfield project among those in the pre-FID process.

Permit Ready

The Lake Charles LNG project is fully permitted, uses existing infrastructure, and benefits from abundant natural gas supply through existing connections to the Henry Hub and connectivity to Energy Transfer's vast network of natural gas pipelines.

Environmentally Sensitive

The proposed project will use a best available techniques concept to be a class leader in terms of environment emissions, performance and efficiency.

Economic Benefits

If built, the proposed project is estimated to create up to 5,000 jobs during construction and 200 full-time positions when fully operational. Recapitalizing on its existing assets provides a cost advantage over other proposed LNG projects on the Gulf Coast.


Project Framework

The project, if sanctioned through an affirmative FID, would have a liquefaction capacity of 16.45 million tonnes per annum.

Project Milestone

The proposed Lake Charles LNG project received approval from FERC on December 5, 2019 for a five-year extension to build an LNG export facility and place it into service.

Energy Leadership

The Lake Charles LNG project brings together two leading entities - Shell as a worldwide leader in gas and LNG, and Energy Transfer as is one of the largest pipeline midstream operators companies in the U.S.North America with more than 90,000 miles of pipelines and related energy infrastructure in 38 U.S. states.


LNG Future

The facility is poised to be an important part of the future of Louisiana’s growing LNG industry.