Marc/Utica Gas Trucked to Jacksonville, FL for Use in LNG Ship

Crowley’s El Coqui – LNG powered ship

There is a trend underway for ships to use LNG (liquefied natural gas), which cuts down on pollution from using diesel and other fuels. Good trend! There is a term associated with LNG used in ships you may not be familiar with: LNG bunkering, which is the practice of providing LNG to a ship to use for its own consumption. It’s not a no-brainer to fuel up an LNG ship. It takes special equipment. Last Wednesday Eagle LNG officially opened its Maxville (suburb of Jacksonville), Florida liquefaction facility to first liquefy then transport LNG to Crowley’s new LNG bunkering facility at the Port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) where the LNG will be used to fuel Crowley’s El Coqui, the world’s first LNG-powered ship designed to carry both containerized and roll-on/roll-off cargo. First liquefy the natural gas, then get it to the fueling station (bunkering) that loads it onto the ship. The cool thing is that some of the natural gas arriving at Eagle LNG’s facility is coming from the Marcellus/Utica region, “trucked” to Jacksonville…

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