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Ferus NGF opens Canadian merchant LNG facility

LNG Industry,

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. (Ferus NGF) has announced the opening of the first merchant liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Canada, positioning the company as a leader in the North American domestic natural gas fuelling market.

The facility, which became commercially operational in May 2014, is located in Elmworth, Alberta, approximately 65 km southwest of Grand Prairie.

LNG applications

Ferus NGF’s Elmworth LNG plant is located in the centre of oil and gas activity in northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia, and produces high-quality LNG fuel for engines used in drilling rigs, pressure pumping services, water heating for well fracturing and heavy-duty highway and off-road trucks.

Other high horsepower applications for this LNG are in rail, mining, and remote power generation. To support the entire LNG supply chain, Ferus NGF has also designed and built specialised mobile storage and dispensing equipment to provide full-service fueling solutions.

Currently, the facility can produce up to 50,000 gal./d of LNG and has capacity to expand up to 250,000 gal./d of LNG.


Dick Brown, CEO of Ferus NGF, commented: “Regionally focused small-scale LNG plants like the one we have built in Elmworth ensure proximal and reliable supply for our customers. In order for customers to make the switch to natural gas they need a high level of certainty and trust.

“Ferus NGF is successfully fuelling oil and gas operations and on-road trucking with natural gas and our business plans include the wide-spread build-out of LNG and CNG infrastructure to provide regional supply and service across multiple high horsepower industries in North America.

“Natural gas provides significant environmental and cost benefits to high horsepower applications currently using diesel. Canada has an abundance of natural gas and Ferus NGF is playing a lead role in facilitating its use as a consumable engine fuel.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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