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New Study Points to Major Marine and Rail Opportunities with Greater Use of LNG

Thousands of miles of rail, inland waterways and coastal routes crisscross America moving products, energy and people. A new study out today confirms that thanks to its cleaner profile and low cost, greater use of natural gas as a marine and rail fuel is becoming a welcome reality.

The study, performed by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) and commissioned by ANGA, sought to identify locations across three key areas- the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River and its tributaries – with the best potential for demand growth to support liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure investment.

What GNA found was truly impressive: With continued coordination between end-users, suppliers, and stakeholders, potential U.S. LNG demand from high horsepower users—in just these three regions—could reach one billion gallons annually by 2029, approximately seven times all current domestic LNG use for transportation.

Read the full article here: Marine and Rail LNG .


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Demo Program Gives Fleets a Trial Run of NGVs

Westport is giving fleets the opportunity to try out light-duty natural gas vehicles through its new “Drive Now with CNG” program – an initiative designed to serve as a small-scale trial run of the company’s Westport WiNG Power System.

Fleet operators can work with Westport, at no cost, to test a CNG-powered Ford Transit van in regular service for up to three weeks. The vehicle pairs Ford’s 3.7-liter V6 engine with a dedicated CNG Westport WiNG system and either 20 GGE or 23 GGE of on-board storage.

“Westport’s new Transit van demo program will enable companies to see first-hand the benefits of CNG for their business,” says Paul Shaffer, vice president of Westport’s Dallas operations.

Read the full article here:  Westport .


NW Natural to Test ‘Absorbed’ Storage Systems

With about 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel vehicles in its fleet and experience with more than 1,000 CNG vehicles over the course of a 150-year history, Portland, Ore.-based NW Natural is offering up its fleet as a testing ground for a new tank technology: adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage systems. The tests will be conducted in partnership with the energy storage systems company EnerG2, headquartered in Seattle.

The ideas surrounding an ANG system have been around for more than 100 years, but research and development on the technology didn’t surface until recently. The EnerG2 and NW Natural tests will shed light on whether it’s viable in real-world scenarios, particularly for fleet applications.

Read the full article here: NW Natural .


Stabilis Energy plans Odessa LNG plant

West Texas Unit for 2016 Complements Nearly Ready Eagle Ford Site

Stabilis Energy said at the HHP Summit in New Orleans that the second of its planned line-up of LNG plants with Flint Hills Resources will be on property to be acquired in Odessa, in west Texas. The 100,000-gallon-per-day facility is to serve E&P customers in the Permian Basin, complementing a similarly sized plant in George West, south of San Antonio.

Stabilis is hosting an open house and workshop on LNG in San Antonio, featuring a tour of its new Chart-equipped liquefaction facility nearby at George West, Texas, on November 5-6.

The George West plant, slated to open in January, will support oilfield customers in the Eagle Ford shale. It’s being built with Chart Industries equipment as part of a previously announced venture with Flint Hills, a refining, chemical and biofuels subsidiary of Koch Industries. Stabilis says it will begin taking orders for LNG from Odessa “immediately and production could begin in 2016.”

Read the full article here:  Stabilis Energy .

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