Edwards, state leaders discuss LNG, energy transition in London

Gov. John Bel Edwards. (AP Photo/Lee Celano, File)

Gov. John Bel Edwards, along with state officials and business leaders, discussed Louisiana’s energy transition during last week’s London economic mission, the governor’s office announced.

Discussions covered the Russia-Ukraine war’s impact on European demand for Louisiana natural gas, as well as the establishment of an offshore wind, hydrogen, biomass and renewable fuels industry cluster.

The governor was joined by representatives of Louisiana Economic Development, the Department of Transportation and Development, the Louisiana Offshore Terminal Authority, the Port of New Orleans, the Port of South Louisiana and Louisiana’s Committee of 100 for Economic Development.

During the talks, representatives of Cheniere Energy detailed the role played in the global energy market by LNG produced and exported in Louisiana. The delegation also visited Shell Centre, the energy company’s global headquarters in downtown London, for a briefing on the company’s expanding portfolio of clean energy investments. Read the entire announcement.