The Houston Chronicle reports that Energy Transfer and Shell have opened the bidding process for a construction contract to build the proposed Lake Charles LNG export terminal in Louisiana. “The two companies issued an invitation to tender for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to convert Energy Transfer’s already existing liquefied natural gas import terminal in Lake Charles into a large-scale export terminal.” A final investment decision for the project “will depend on the bidding process, overall project competitiveness and global LNG market conditions.”