LNG Bunkering Terminal Planned for Jacksonville/Obama Administration Supports LNG Bunkering

The Jacksonville Daily Record reports that Clean Energy Fuels will construct at Jacksonville, Fla. the first LNG terminal on the U.S. east coast for ship fueling (bunkering), and truck and rail fueling. According to the article, the terminal will receive natural gas by pipeline, liquefy the gas, and then store the LNG until delivered.  Terminal construction is expected to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2015.

In a related story, Ship & Bunker reports that a Commissioner with the Federal Maritime Administration recently stated that the Obama Administration is “embracing” the use of LNG for ship bunkering for both economic and environmental reasons, and that the U.S. government is funding research on LNG bunkering, including funding a project to convert a conventional ocean-going ship to use LNG.

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