BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A company planning a nearly $16 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal in southwest Louisiana won approval for a five-year property tax break expected to be worth up to $1.4 billion.
Eventually, the tax break could balloon to more than $2 billion, with a potential five-year renewal. That could make it the most expensive tax exemption ever awarded in Louisiana.
Louisiana's Board of Commerce and Industry overwhelmingly backed the property tax break Friday for the Driftwood LNG project planned for Calcasieu Parish. The production and export terminal is expected to create 350 permanent jobs when it is complete in 2023.