More than two dozen liquefied natural gas plants nationally are currently in the planning stage, awaiting final investment commitments.
Those new plants, according to industry experts, are partly in response to a move by China to reduce its current trade surplus with the U.S. through increased energy imports.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the plants are expected to have a positive impact on the manufacturing construction sector for the rest of the year and beyond.
According to the EIA’s Today in Energy news service, what is being called the Elba Island liquefaction project in Georgia will see the construction of six out of an expected ten modular liquefaction units.
The Houston-based Chenier Energy, meanwhile, has just announced that work will soon begin on its billion-dollar Corpus Christi Liquefaction project.
That work will see the construction of a tank and loading dock, as well as the completion of a loading berth.
By Garry Boulard
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