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Old 06-19-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I was reading this article about Port Cameron which will be built right south of Lake Charles. It mentions that "there was no real way for the project to be located near the Houston Ship Channel because the area only has about 41 acres of waterfront property available for use."

source: American Press - Home

I was looking at google maps and it does indeed look like the Houston Ship Channel is "built out". There are some small parcels of land.

Cameron Parish below Lake Charles is sparsely populated and they are getting all kinds of ports, several LNG facilities and now this.

For those in the "industry", why was LC chosen? Is there no room along the ports in Beaumont and Port Arthur as well, or is it just preferable for relocations to be to LC instead of Beaumont/Port Artur (i.e. more palatable I guess)? It seems looking at a map that there is "space" to the Beaumont port.
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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I was reading this article about Port Cameron which will be built right south of Lake Charles. It mentions that "there was no real way for the project to be located near the Houston Ship Channel because the area only has about 41 acres of waterfront property available for use."

source: American Press - Home

I was looking at google maps and it does indeed look like the Houston Ship Channel is "built out". There are some small parcels of land.

Cameron Parish below Lake Charles is sparsely populated and they are getting all kinds of ports, several LNG facilities and now this.

For those in the "industry", why was LC chosen? Is there no room along the ports in Beaumont and Port Arthur as well, or is it just preferable for relocations to be to LC instead of Beaumont/Port Artur (i.e. more palatable I guess)? It seems looking at a map that there is "space" to the Beaumont port.
I think the "sparsely populated" aspect has a lot to do with why those companies like that area for new construction, less liability in case of some kind of release or explosion. Plus I bet the state of Louisiana is probably offering all kinds of tax abatements and other incentives.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think the "sparsely populated" aspect has a lot to do with why those companies like that area for new construction, less liability in case of some kind of release or explosion. Plus I bet the state of Louisiana is probably offering all kinds of tax abatements and other incentives.
Yes it would cause less loss of life if an industrial accident like that what happened at Texas City happened.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm sure the land is cheaper too.
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