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ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
Numerous Shell Oil employees
were on hand Tuesday night to address issues about the potential the impact of a proposed gas-to-liquids facility.
"We're really concerned about
traffic impact," said one Shell employee.
Residents like John Chappell of
Geismar were on hand at Shell's open house to learn more about a proposed super
facility that could open shop in his backyard.
"Wanted to see how I would be
affected by plant of this magnitude how it would affect the environment, how it
would affect people in the community jobs and that nature," said Chappell.
The enormous gas-to-liquids plant
would be located on 2,400 acres between Highways 22, 44 and 70 near Sorrento
and could ultimately peak at 700 operating jobs. Most signs are pointing to the
company building in Ascension Parish, but Cathey acknowledges the real challenge
will be lining up all the needed permits which could still be a few years away.
"We've decided if we build in the
U.S., it's going to be here in Ascension Parish but there still is a lot that
needs to be done," said Michael Cathey is Shell's vice president of Gulf Coast
GTL. "If you get a permit for a house you still need to hire your architect and
so forth, so there's a lot that needs to be done in that situation and we need
to do the same thing."
The wait is well worth it,
according to parish Councilwoman Teri Casso, who believes the plant's impact
would be a game changer keeping more residents and adding to Ascension's future
"This is a generational project.
My children, my children's children would not have to leave here," said Casso.
"They can work in Ascension Parish for generations to come if this project
actually comes to fruition and I have reason to believe that it will."
Chappell is on board as well and
says if the opportunity presents itself, he'll support it any way he can.
"It would help the economy, help
this area to grow and I do think it is something we could stand behind," said
Shell will continue its Gulf
Coast GTL open house tours with stops in St. James Wednesday and in Gonzales on