JAX LNG, a liquefied natural gas facility in Jacksonville FL, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of its newly constructed plant.
The company says it is the first small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) facility in the United States with both marine and truck-loading capabilities. The “state-of-the-art” facility was constructed through a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream.
“Pivotal is committed to transforming the nation’s energy landscape by leading the way in how we supply liquefied natural gas to our customers,” said Tim Hermann, president of Pivotal LNG. “One way we are doing this is through the development of the JAX LNG facility. With our partners NorthStar, we’ve implemented innovative solutions to make clean, safe, reliable and affordable LNG available to marine and inland customers that can be served from the port of Jacksonville.”
Liquefied natural gas is a clean, domestically produced alternative fuel serving multiple industries to reduce emissions and energy costs. When using LNG as a marine fuel on a well-to-wake basis, greenhouse emissions are reduced up to 21%, the company said.
In addition to marine and trucking companies, the JAX LNG plant is positioned to serve other industries, including rail, drilling, mining, power generation, commercial and industrial.
Currently, the JAX LNG facility has the capacity to produce 120,000 gallons of LNG per day and store more than 2 million gallons of LNG, the company claimed. There is room at the site to expand the facility and add two liquefaction trains and a second storage tank, which would increase LNG production capacity to 600,000 gallons per day and store up to 4 million gallons.
“We believe LNG is the logical fuel choice for ships calling on ports in the United States,” said Jared Parker, co-portfolio manager of infrastructure investing for Oaktree Capital Management, which manages NorthStar funds. “We are excited to be developing the infrastructure necessary to make this option available for the transportation needs of companies focused on emission reductions and meeting IMO 2020 requirements.”
For more information about JAX LNG and LNG solutions, visit jaxlng.com.