Shell’s Potential Gas-to-Liquids Project

David Dismukes.  Funded by Shell Exploration & Production Co.  Project Funding: $76,708.

The purpose of this study is to provide an economic impact analysis associated with the potential development of a Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant in Louisiana.  The analysis will not be limited to simply traditional economic impact measures but highlight the broader economic contributions made by the project that includes leveraging existing in-state and regional natural gas production and supporting energy infrastructure.  The study examines and highlights the contribution the potential project makes to U.S. energy production (refined product) and technological development.  The study also examines the strategic benefits to local communities in terms of employment and local/state tax revenues.