Community

Port Arthur LNG will be a world-class facility that provides abundant, clean, reliable U.S. natural gas to the world. Port Arthur LNG is proud to call Jefferson County, Texas home and is committed to making the community a better place because of our presence.

Since 2015, Port Arthur LNG has invested more than $40 million to support Jefferson County communities, including working with local vendors to procure materials and services for the relocation of a 3.5-mile portion of Highway 87 and on grants to more than 60 local non-profits, schools and business development groups.

Additionally, in April 2023, we announced a $500,000 commitment toward workforce readiness and development programs. This commitment was matched by our engineering, procurement and contracting partner, Bechtel, for a total commitment of $1 million.

These funds are focused on bolstering local partnerships in workforce readiness and development, with a focus on job training and skills development efforts that will not only upskill local residents, but also enable us to attract, retain, develop and engage superior local talent, as our facility becomes operational.

We know there are many “Pathways to Port Arthur LNG” for the local community, and some of the efforts already underway in this area include partnerships with

  • The Sabine Pass Independent School District Career and Technology Center
  • The Port Arthur Independent School District Pipefitting Program
  • The Nederland Independent School District Welding Program
  • Funding the Port Arthur LNG Process Operator Scholarship program with Lamar State College Port Arthur
  • Supporting the Lamar State College LNG Skid and Training Center

Developing and Hiring Local Talent

We are also incredibly proud of the progress we have made to hire local employees.

We have hired around 1,000 people to work on site in the past year, and 580 of these hires of construction workers and office employees are “local hires,” from the Southeast Texas region.

The Port Arthur LNG project also has more than 100 local vendors and suppliers providing goods and services to the project at a value of more than $160 million.

Community Partnerships

By living our values of doing the right thing, championing people, and shaping the future, we build strong community partnerships paramount to developing trust and transparency. We work with local community groups to invest in projects and initiatives in emergency preparedness and safety, environmental stewardship, education, economic prosperity and leadership development.
Community Investment by Priority Areas

Emergency Preparedness and Safety

The health, safety and security of our workforce and communities is at the center of everything we do. We are invested in being an industry leader and accomplish this by championing health, safety and security programs that protect our people, contractors, and operations. Through our emergency preparedness and safety initiatives, not only do we invest in programs that protect our communities, but we also fund local non-profit organizations that help address food insecurity, provide vital health screenings and services, and that help families not only gain financial stability but also build stronger, more sustainable futures.

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Environmental Stewardship

In addition to meeting or exceeding all local, state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, one of our priorities at Port Arthur LNG is to minimize and mitigate our impact on the environment. We seek out local environmental partners and invest in efforts that help preserve and protect biodiversity, improve wildlife habitats, restore coastal beach and wetland areas and support beautification efforts in our communities.

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Education

Today’s students are not only tomorrow’s workforce, but leaders who will shape our future. We are proud to partner with local schools in the Sabine Pass and Port Arthur Independent School Districts, colleges, universities and trade schools like Lamar State College, Lamar University, and Lamar Institute of Technology. We support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs and provide STEM scholarships to deserving students to help grow our future leaders and workforce.

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Economic Prosperity and Leadership Development

We contribute to the region’s economic prosperity with investments in job creation, new infrastructure, and support of community programs that help build resiliency. We focus on partnerships with organizations like the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Southeast Texas that provide for our communities’ responsible growth and development and foster engagement with local leadership on key regional issues to inspire open communication, trust, and respect.

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Community Partnerships in Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

At Port Arthur LNG, we recognize that our long-term success depends on our responsibility to the communities where we live, work, and operate. By living our values of Doing the Right Thing, Championing People, and Shaping the Future, Port Arthur LNG is building strong community partnerships that are paramount to developing trust and transparency.

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Meet the Locals Working With Us

Community Impact Report

To learn more about our community investments in and across Jefferson County, view our latest community impact reports.

2023

2022

2021

Road for the Future

The “Road for the Future” project represents a $140 million investment in the betterment of the local community. The relocation of a 3.6-mile portion of Highway 87 between the Intracoastal Waterway and Keith Lake Pass was completed in 2022, meeting the rigorous Texas Department of Transportation standards. As part of the relocation construction project, pipelines were consolidated and upgraded, including a portion of the City of Port Arthur’s waterline that serves the Sabine Pass community. Port Arthur LNG invested more than $40 million with thirty-five local vendors in Jefferson County to procure needed materials and services. Additionally, the National Safety Council awarded Port Arthur LNG a Perfect Record Award for more than 1.7 million hours worked without a recordable safety incident.