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Louisiana set for LNG facility

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Tenaska NG Fuels LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. have agreed to develop, construct, own and operate a natural gas liquefaction and fuelling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Tenaska Bayou LNG facility will provide LNG and CNG as alternative clean-burning fuels for the high-horsepower marine, transportation, and natural gas and oil exploration and production industries in the region. 

David Waller, President and CEO of Waller-Marine said: “Waller Marine is pleased to team with Tenaska to bring the Baton Rouge LNG facility to fruition […] Tenaska’s nearly 30-year record of developing, financing and constructing energy projects and marketing natural gas, combined with Waller Marine’s expertise in naval architecture and energy projects, delivers a strong, experienced team that will provide a low-cost, domestic and clean-burning fuelling option to the high-horsepower industries in the region.”

Waller Marine is actively developing regional markets through its LNG development subsidiary, Waller LNG Fueling (Baton Rouge) LLC.

Tenaska will provide equity for the project and will be the managing partner and commercial leader. The company will also coordinate project development and construction and will be responsible for natural gas supply and commodity risk management.

Operations are planned to begin in the first quarter of 2017, subject to confirmation of all of the technical and commercial aspects of the project. The LNG facility will initially be capable of producing 200 000 gal./day of LNG, with the ability to quickly expand and meet growing market demand. The facility’s proximity to Interstate 10 and Highway 190 allow easy access to the growing LNG-fuelled heavy truck market while simultaneously providing clean-burning LNG fuel to assist the marine industry in meeting stricter emission standards.

The LNG plant will have access to Class 1 rail adjacent to the property and tractor truck fuelling facilities for LNG-fueled trucks, as well as loading facilities for transporting LNG via tanker truck. A dock will also be constructed for the mooring of LNG bunker barges. Waller Marine will coordinate the bunker barge design and construction. All of these offload capabilities will provide for efficient delivery of LNG to end-use customers. 

Doug Lauver, Vice President of LNG development at Tenaska said: “Waller Marine could not have identified a better location for this facility […] Undoubtedly, the project has multimodal advantages, a value credited to Waller Marine’s inroads and experience in the industry. We look forward to working with them.

“Tenaska and Waller Marine stand ready to assist the North American marine, transportation and high-horsepower industries transition to a domestically produced, lower-cost and environmentally friendlier natural gas fuel.”

Tenaska Bayou LNG will support growing LNG markets to displace higher-cost truck diesel and marine diesel fuels and other petroleum-based products.

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