“Expanding our natural gas business in the Southeast is a strategic priority as consumer and industrial demand for this clean, reliable fuel continues to rapidly grow,” said Mike Gallagher, regional president of natural gas for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. “Basing our natural gas operations in Greenville brings us closer to our existing customers and positions the company to take better advantage of the evolving market opportunities in the region.”
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s office, located at 201 Riverplace in Greenville, will support existing natural gas operations, as well as lead new business development throughout the Southeast region with a focus on energy infrastructure and services. Approximately 40 employees are expected to be based in Greenville. The announcement was facilitated with assistance from the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the county’s economic development arm, and other parties.
“It’s a great day in South Carolina when we can welcome a world-class energy company like Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to the Palmetto State. We celebrate the company’s decision to open a regional headquarters in Greenville and create 40 new jobs. Announcements like this one show we are on the right track with our economic development efforts,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“South Carolina has growing and diverse energy sector and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s decision to locate operations in Greenville builds on that. Every one of these new jobs will have impact in Greenville and we look forward to Sempra’s success here in the Palmetto State,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power companies currently operate two natural gas distribution utilities in Alabama and Mississippi, along with natural gas pipelines and 30.5 billion cubic feet of underground natural gas storage throughout the Gulf Coast. It has more than 2,100 megawatts of natural gas, solar and wind generation operating or under construction in the U.S. Sempra subsidiaries also operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and are permitting a new liquefaction facility in Louisiana with a total export capability of 12 million tons per annum of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billions of cubic feet per day.
“Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s decision to establish a regional headquarters here is further evidence of the quality economic environment provided to organizations seeking to locate or expand in this area,” said Greenville Area Development Corporation Chairman Chris Riley. “This is a progressive and respected company known across America for its innovation and technology. Their selection of Greenville County validates that we continue on the right path in our corporate recruiting initiatives.”
“The decision by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to locate in the heart of downtown Greenville proves that quality companies will seek out the right environment in which to grow and thrive,” said City of Greenville Mayor Knox White. “Sempra will be a valued and appreciated member of our community, and we’re pleased to welcome them here.”
Anyone interested in employment opportunities with the company should visit www.sempra.com/
About Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power LLC is a leading developer of renewable energy and natural gas solutions. The company operates solar, wind and natural gas power plants that generate enough electricity for nearly 1 million homes, along with natural gas storage and pipelines, and distribution utilities. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2011 revenues of $10 billion. The Sempra Energy companies’ nearly 17,500 employees serve about 31 million consumers worldwide. For more information, visit www.SempraUSGP.com.
The Greenville Area Development Corporation is a non-profit organization established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County. Since its founding in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 15,000 new jobs and more than $2.6 billion in capital investment in Greenville County, SC. To learn more, visit www.goGADC.com or call (864) 235-2008.