A Louisiana gas station has changed its name from the “Lagoon LNG” to “Backloading Transport Service” after the city of Shrevepasts approval of a liquefied natural gas terminal.
The new name for the LNG facility is expected to open by late May, and will be the first in the U.S. to use the state’s public right-of-way to load and unload vehicles, according to the Louisiana Transportation Department.
Shreveport Mayor Richard L. Brown told reporters that he expects the terminal will be open for at least a year.
The terminal is expected add to the region’s booming gas business.
Shreveports residents have been complaining for years about traffic jams, delays and delays in getting their gas and electricity back online.
“We’ve been hearing about that for years,” Brown said, “and I don’t want it to happen here, and I hope it will.”
Shreveports Mayor Richard Brown says the LPG terminal is part of a broader plan to provide more transportation options for the Shreveporbs.
He said that in a region where the economy is still recovering from the BP oil spill, the new terminal is a big step in the right direction.
“You’re going to see a lot more trucks coming in, a lot of new jobs, a whole lot of economic activity that’s going to come from this,” Brown told the AP.
The airport has been open for two decades.
The airport has also been trying to upgrade its infrastructure, but has struggled.