Examination of the Development of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities in the Gulf of Mexico

David Dismukes and Michelle Barnett. Funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, and the LSU Coastal Marine Institute. Project Funding: $66,385.

Project examined the nature of LNG facility development in the Gulf of Mexico region and the impact that these facilities could have on the regional economy of the Gulf. Investments in LNG facilities were considered as well as collateral infrastructure investments like pipeline and gas storage facilities. Examination of other safety, environmental and other regulatory requirements being conducted. GIS-based conflict analysis on facilities are also being developed for the project.

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