Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Shell announced the selection of Ascension Parish as the location for a potential natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility.
The company at a minimum would spend $12.5 billion and create 740 direct jobs, should the project be built. At peak building activity, Shell estimates the project would create up to 10,000 construction jobs.
Shell’s Gulf Coast GTL facility would be one of the first of its kind built to commercial scale in the United States. The project would use natural gas to create cleaner-burning transportation fuels, such as natural gas-based diesel and jet fuels and other products.