Shell to build natural gas plant in Geismar

Shell and its affiliates plan to build a small-scale natural gas liquefaction plant in Geismar and another in Canada that will provide fuel for commercial transportation customers.

The Geismar facility will produce 250,000 tons of liquefied natural gas each year, or around 400,000 gallons a day, according to Shell.

Shell’s is the second small-scale LNG facility in the area announced in the past week. Houston-based Waller Marine announced plans Thursday for a similar-sized facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge that will cost around $200 million.

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