October 10, 2014 08:15 ET

CEO & Chairman of SCT&E LNG, Greg Michaels, Invited to Attend a Louisiana Business Development Trade Mission in Panama as a U.S. Delegate

LAGUNA BEACH, CA and CAMERON PARISH, LA--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2014) - CEO and Chairman of SCT&E LNG, the developer of a large scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) manufacturing and export facility located in southwest Louisiana, has been invited to attend the Louisiana Business Development Trade Mission to Panama during the week of October 12-17, 2014. Organized by the Louisiana District Export Council in conjunction with the Louisiana Committee of 100 and the U.S. Commercial Service, the Trade Mission in Panama is a strategic opportunity to foster new business opportunities and enhance partnerships between Panama and the United States. 

As a delegate, Michaels will observe firsthand the progress of the Panama Canal expansion, a $5.25 billion project that will double its capacity and allow passage of post-Panamax vessels. Michaels has a keen interest in the passage of LNG vessels through the canal and will hold meetings and discussions with Panamanian officials regarding such. During the Trade Mission in Panama, Michaels will meet with government officials, industry professionals, and business leaders to promote the $9.2 billion SCT&E LNG liquefaction project scheduled to be built on Monkey Island, in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. SCT&E LNG plans to ship LNG through the canal via large ocean going LNG vessels, thus making this Panama Trade Mission an important and timely event. The Mission forum will advance and expand connections with potential off-takers of LNG by providing business-to-business introductions, meetings and networking with selected foreign participants as well as extensive market access.

Panama currently has no restrictions on the outflow of capital or outward direct investment. Following its accession to the World Trade Organization in mid-1997, Panama opened up trade and lowered tariffs across the board, giving it the lowest average tariff rate in Latin America. While visiting in Panama's favorable business climate, Michaels will meet with prospective investors interested in the $9.2 billion liquefaction project.

The United States is Panama's most important trading partner. In 2012 U.S. exports to Panama jumped 20% to $9.9 billion due to Panama's growing economy. U.S. products are widely used and accepted in Panama and, because of its steady growth, Panama is also in need of clean burning electrical generation. Part of Michael's itinerary will include meetings regarding potential electrical generation projects and LNG terminals in the region.

About SCT&E LNG:

Originally established by Southern California Telephone Company, a successful twenty-year, privately owned United States Public Utility Company, SCT&E LNG was established for the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Manufacturing and Export Terminal. The SCT&E LNG project is currently modeled as an LNG Tolling Facility utilizing cryogenic technologies to liquefy natural gas for the exportation of natural gas globally. Plainly stated, the SCT&E LNG plan is to liquefy approximately 1.62 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas to create approximately 12 million tons per annum of LNG at its future facilities on Monkey Island, Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Southern California Telephone Company, doing business today as SCT&E, includes its subsidiary North Energy Central whose principals have built over $5 billion in power generation projects worldwide. Originally founded in 1994 by CEO Greg Michaels, the company is a vertically integrated Telephone, Energy, and Power Generation Corporation, offering Telecommunication Services as well as Energy Services, including renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, thus blending the world of utility mediums.

The company has multiple locations, with its corporate office headquartered in Temecula, California. SCT&E owns and operates a redundant telecommunications network and maintains facilities on both coasts of the United States. The company holds a U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Authority allowing it to buy and sell energy nationwide in both the wholesale and retail markets.

Safe Harbor:

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