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News Release
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Discovering a Changing Landscape

Beaumont, Texas – What is the hot topic in the energy sector? Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). What area is solely exporting LNG from the United States? Southeast Texas and Louisiana. A recent article from the New York Times declared “Liquefied Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World’ with a headline photo of our own Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass terminal. There are many reasons why the LNG sector is seeing growth, including a growing demand outside the US, specifically in China, India and South-East Asia, LNG is a cleaner alternative than coal, and the US has ample natural gas resources.

So, what does that mean for the area? Regina Lindsey, President of the GBCOC, stated “the advent of LNG into our community changed the economy in a way that hasn’t been witnessed since the Spindletop discovery. With it, the economy stabilized and created an environment independent of the volatility in oil prices. It has brought stability, investment and jobs to the area.” To find out more on the impact please join us at the GBCOC 2018 Economic Development Breakfast, “Discovering Opportunities in the Changing Landscape of the Energy Sector”, November 2, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont – Plaza, 3950 I-10 South & Walden Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705.

The Breakfast will start out with a presentation from Chris Fisher, CEO of the Port of Beaumont. Then Todd Staples, president of the Oil and Gas Association will highlight the US energy dominance and its impact on the local, national and global economies. Local experts will also explain how crucial this region is to this changing landscape. Jefferson Energy will cover the topic on how an efficient and expanded intermodal terminal is vital to reach the final energy consumer in both domestic and international markets, the Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA) will emphasize that SETX possess ample reserves of a key resource essential for the growing energy industry: water. To wrap up the breakfast attendees will hear from Golden Pass LNG which will present its local business initiative: Opportunity Roadmap. This program is committed to helping local residents and businesses be a part of the economic gains of the growing LNG industry.

Tickets and sponsorships are available by calling the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce at 409-838-6581. All seats are reserved. For additional information, visit the chamber website at

Discovering Opportunities in the Changing Landscape of the Energy Sector
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont
Plaza, 3950 I-10 South & Walden Rd
November 2, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 AM


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