Covering Louisiana

Aug 30, 2014 8:56 PM by AP

Company seeks chief for proposed gas plant

MONKEY ISLAND, La. (AP) - Southern California Telephone & Energy executives say they are seeking a president to operate the company's proposed liquid natural gas facility at Monkey Island in Cameron Parish.

Company CEO Greg Michaels told The American Press that SCT&E is seeking someone experienced in the permitting process with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the federal Department of Energy to oversee the proposed $9 billion plant.

The company also wants someone who has experience in meeting compliance regulations under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Michaels said the new president would split time between company offices Houston and the facility in southwest Louisiana.

He said the selection process should take 30 to 60 days.

SCT&E plans to build the liquid natural gas plant on a 230-acre site on Monkey Island. Company officials said the facility would be capable of producing up to 12 million metric tons of liquid natural gas a year for export.

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