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Pivotal to supply LNG to Crowley

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Pivotal LNG has announced that it has been awarded another multiyear contract to supply LNG to Crowley Maritime Corp.

The LNG is transported from one of Pivotal’s LNG facilities by Crowley, and then delivered to a customer in Puerto Rico. The new contract was executed through Carib Energy LLC – a subsidiary of Crowley – and not only extends a 2014 contract awarded to Pivotal for supply for this pharmaceutical company, but also increases the volume of LNG delivered to enable the expanded use of LNG at the company’s plants in Puerto Rico.

The President of Pivotal LNG, Tim Hermann, said: “LNG is a clean, domestically produced alternative fuel that is being used by multiple industries to save money and reduce emissions. Since 2014, we have successfully delivered LNG to industries in Puerto Rico without interruption.

“This partnership with Crowley continues to help customers expand their use of LNG in Puerto Rico. This transaction serves as another example that the virtual LNG pipeline we created delivers an economic, reliable and environmentally friendly fuel to the island.”

As with the company’s existing contracts with Crowley, Pivotal LNG loads LNG onto Crowley’s ISO containers at one of Pivotal’s supply sources in the southeast. These containers are transported to Crowley-owned vessels in Jacksonville, Florida, US, via truck. Then, Crowley delivers this LNG to customers based in Puerto Rico. Pivotal is expecting to source these volumes from the JAX LNG plant in Jacksonville, which is being jointly developed with its partner, Northstar Midstream. Pivotal claims that this plant is expected to be operational before the end of 2017.

Greg Buffington, Crowley Vice President, said: “Crowley’s partnership with Pivotal LNG continues to bring LNG to our customers safely and reliably, helping them meet their energy needs with a clean, economic fuel source.

“With Pivotal LNG’s and Crowley’s teams working together, our customers have been able to expand their environmental sustainability efforts and better manage weather-related power challenges that can affect Puerto Rico.”

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