Billion-dollar LNG terminal in full production

PASCAGOULA — In front of tanks already filled with liquefied natural gas, executives will cut the ribbon at the Gulf LNG Energy terminal at the Port of Pascagoula today to mark the completion of the $1.1 billion project.

Gov. Haley Barbour will join John McCutchen, Gulf LNG Energy chief operations officer, at noon for the ceremony at the terminal at Bayou Casotte on Industrial Road. Sen. Roger Wicker and county and city officials also will be on hand.

Six ships have already transported their loads to the terminal’s two low-pressure storage tanks, which are capable of holding 6.6 billion cubic feet of liquefied gas, a clean-burning fossil fuel that is produced and exported by countries whose natural gas reserves exceed their demand.

Sun Herald