Louisiana: A Global Leader in LNG Exports

LEEA’s member companies are working to create good-paying jobs by investing billions of dollars in Louisiana — all while strengthening the United States as a leader in global trade. LEEA members plan to invest over $60 billion in Louisiana’s economy this decade — directly creating over 20,000 construction jobs, nearly 1,500 good-paying permanent jobs, and helping create reliable markets for Louisiana natural gas.

LEEA educates the public and policy makers on the significant economic and trade benefits associated with exporting liquefied natural gas from the Louisiana coast.


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Our Mission

LEEA brings together leaders in the Louisiana LNG Industry to consider matters relating to industry business, to foster education and understanding of shared challenges, and to promote policies beneficial to the industry before federal, state and local government agencies.


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Our Vision

To be recognized as the authoritative voice for the LNG Industry in the State of Louisiana.


LEEA: Local Projects, Global Impact


From Louisiana, to the United States, to the World.

By the end of this decade, the United States will be one of the three largest exporters of LNG globally, and the vast majority of our LNG exports will flow through Louisiana. In fact, successful final investment decisions and completion of all proposed Louisiana LNG projects would place the state of Louisiana in first place among LNG exporting nations.

American allies in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America will purchase much needed gas from Louisiana export terminals — while helping create jobs, economic opportunity and an expanded tax base in Louisiana.



Just one large scale LNG project built in Louisiana can reduce the U.S. Trade Deficit by up to $15 billion.



Louisiana LNG exports create economic opportunity for Louisiana.


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Over $90 billion in LNG projects proposed, under construction or expected to begin construction in Louisiana this decade.

Projected to create approximately 2,000 good-paying, permanent jobs for Louisianans. 

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Tens of billions of dollars are expected to be spent in Louisiana businesses as a result of the LNG export industry. 


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Overall, LNG exports are expected to create approximately 75,000 jobs across Louisiana.

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More than 30,000 temporary construction jobs are expected. 

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By 2020, the U.S. is expected to be the third-largest LNG exporter in the world. The vast majority will flow through Louisiana ports.