LNG exhibit floor offers a few frills, many chances to network

One booth is giving away two iPad minis every day, while others offer coffee, bagels and candy.

But Diane Haggard knew her company’s name alone would generate foot traffic.

Cheniere Energy has the first – and so far, the only – permit issued by the Department of Energy to export liquefied natural gas, and that has drawn people to the company’s booth at the International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas this week.

“People are asking about the engineering, the technical aspects” of building the Sabine Pass export terminal in Cameron Parish, La., said Haggard, a spokeswoman for Houston-based Cheniere, who is helping staff the company’s booth at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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Jeannie Kever joined the Houston Chronicle's energy team in September 2012. A native of West Texas, she has been at the Houston Chronicle since 1997, working in the features department for 10 years before moving to the city desk, where she reported on higher education, the 2010 Census and health care before moving to the business desk. She previously worked at the Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune, the San Antonio Light, the Longview (Washington) Daily News, the El Paso Times and the San Angelo Standard Times.