INGLESIDE - Cheniere Energy has received federal approval to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Ingleside.
The facility will be along the La Quinta Channel, on the northeast side of Corpus Christi Bay.
The Energy Department is allowing Cheniere to export as much as 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas over the next 20 years.
The plant will be one of the largest construction projects ever in the Coastal Bend, both in size and economic impact.
It will take approximately five years to build the $13 billion facility.
When it is finished, the plant will provide roughly 300 full-time, high-paying jobs.
The Corpus Christi LNG export project became the sixth to win a critical license to export natural gas broadly around the globe.
The first — Cheniere's Sabine Pass project — is nearing completion in southwestern Louisiana and could launch its first LNG shipments this year.
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