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Just weeks ago, Cheniere Energy, a $20 billion facility in Cameron Parish, made its historic first shipment of liquefied natural gas to South America.

On Monday, the company was in Lafayette to discuss the United States’ future role as a major natural gas exporter, which it said will generate billions.

“It really provides the U.S. a chance to become an energy leader, not just an energy consumer,” Matt Barr, Cheniere Energy’s director of government and public affairs, told local members of the America Petroleum Institute on Monday.

“Not just a large producer but actually a leader, being able to provide our allies with natural gas.”

According to a 2015 study by the federal Department of Energy, expanded development of liquefied natural gas would lead to 30,000 jobs and put $20billion into the U.S. economy annually.

Just in Louisiana, 74,000 jobs will come from LNG exports by 2045 with $16.2 billion in income from LNG export activity by 2035.

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