LCM controls the best site on the Gulf Coast for the Project—at the center of petcoke production, all transportation modes available, nearby CO2 and hydrogen pipelines, process water source, all utilities, and Port infrastructure

LCM is leasing a 75-acre greenfield site from the Port along the Calcasieu Ship Channel for the plant and an additional site near the Port’s new dock facilities for the methanol and sulfuric acid tank farm.  The LCM site is ideally suited for construction of this clean energy refinery:

  • Surrounded by 1/3 of global petcoke production (~30 million MT per year)
  • Access to roads, rail, inland waterways, deep water (Gulf of Mexico) and utility interconnections
  • Port docks and infrastructure
  • Deep water access
  • Substantially prepared and ready for construction start

During construction Fluor will elevate the site to a finished grade that will be above the 100-year flood level.

LCM's investment of $3.8 billion to construct the clean energy refinery will create 1,500 jobs, and bring vast economic development to the region.  The production of methanol and other valuable chemicals will serve to reduce U.S. imports, improving the balance of trade and the national economy.

The Lake Charles Methanol Project is a key opportunity for the Port of Lake Charles to expand its bulk terminal facilities and services and to grow as an increasingly important international Port for the export of chemicals and commodities. We are excited to be the home of a project that uses innovative technology to decrease emissions from the use of petcoke, which is handled every day at the Port, to make methanol and other important chemicals. This clean energy project creates an exciting future for the Port of Lake Charles.
— Bill Rase, Executive Director of the Port of Lake Charles