Twenty Proposed North American LNG Fuel Plants, Zeus Conference to Examine Trend
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 09/12/13 -- Nearly five million
gallons of daily liquefaction capacity has been proposed by 10
project developers, according to a survey by Zeus Development Corp.,
a Houston-based consultancy that covers natural gas. The proposed
plants would raise LNG fuel production capacity in North America to
nearly six million gallons per day (gpd, 3.6 million tonnes
"At $600 per gallon per day of new capacity, these plants represent a
capital investment of about $3 billion," said Siyu Chen, Zeus LNG
fuel analyst. "It shows the North American natural gas industry's
determination to fuel heavy-duty transportation."
Proposed plant sizes range from 50,000 gpd at Grand Prarie, Alberta,
proposed by Calgary-based Ferus, an oilfield services company, and
Encana, one of America's largest gas producers, to 500,000 gpd for
plants proposed by Texas-based Waller Marine, which aims to supply
LNG as bunker fuel.
Beaumont-based Stabilis Energy, an LNG investment holding company,
has proposed the most plants. It announced plans earlier this year to
work with Chart Industries to establish five facilities between
100,000 and 250,000 gpd. Other developers include Clean Energy Fuels,
which has proposed three projects, two of which are slated to use GE
Micro LNG plant designs. Each would liquefy nearly 25 million cubic
feet of gas daily to produce 250,000 gpd.
In addition to new plants, developers are also expanding existing
facilities. Applied Natural Gas Fuels and Clean Energy Fuels, for
example, have announced plans to add new process trains in Topock
Ariz., and Boron, Calif., respectively. Spectrum LNG has plans to
build a second plant in Ehrenberg, Ariz, as well as new facilities in
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and Tulsa, Okla. Survey results can be
downloaded at www.zeusintel.com/lngshale/survey.
On Oct. 30, the industry will meet in Houston to discuss issues for
siting these plants. At least seven projects will be presented.
Participating companies include Apache, Black & Veatch, Caterpillar,
Chart Industries, CHI Engineering, Cosmodyne, Cryoquip, Dresser-Rand,
Ferus, HEYCO, Idaho National Laboratory, Kiewit Energy, Linde, Martin
Energy, Noble Energy, Northstar, Pioneer, Plum Energy, Prometheus
Energy, Spectrum, Stewart & Stevenson, Sumitomo, UOP, Vita and
More information is available at http://www.zeusintel.com/LNGShale or
by contacting FehYee Siow firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-952-9500.
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