April 12, 2024


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Freeport LNG to expand a bunkering terminal along the Intracoastal Waterway

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Freeport LNG decided to expand its export project in Texas with a terminal for marine barges.

The U.S liquified natural gas exporter plans to build marine barges bunkering terminal along the Intracoastal Waterway. The bunkering terminal widely enables LNG as a fuel source for other ships in the areas. Moreover, the LNG barges meet the demand of small customers that can’t receive full-sized tankers in LNG cargo.

However, this will require a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

LNG has been recognized as marine clean energy for the vessel to reach the mid-term and long-term net-zero emission target. The expansion of bunkering at ports, bunkering vessels, and barges is in line with the applications of LNG-fueled power plant/ engine onboard vessels.

The growth of LNG Iso tanks carriers from Tiger Gas and also the inland waterway (IWW) bunkering barges from Titan LNG to reach the small customer’s sector in the market.

In addition, Bloomberg reported that Roberto Ruiperez Vara, director of LNG technology of Freeport LNG, informed of the new expansion at the American LNG Forum.

However, this will require a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

At the end of last year, the exporter revealed it is a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Texas together with Talos Energy. The project will be immediately adjacent to Freeport LNG’s natural gas pretreatment facilities. It will use a Freeport-owned geological sequestration site and will permanently sequester CO2.

Source Offshore-energy

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