Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. have announced an agreement to develop, construct, own and operate a natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.
If all of the technical and commercial aspects of the project can be confirmed, operations are planned to begin in the first quarter of 2017. The facility will initially be capable of producing 200,000 gallons of LNG per day, with the ability to quickly expand and meet growing market demand. The facility’s proximity to Interstate 10 and Highway 190 allow access to the LNG-fueled heavy truck market while simultaneously providing clean-burning LNG fuel to assist the marine industry in meeting stricter emission standards.
Located on approximately 80 acres at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Tenaska Bayou LNG will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG). The plant will have access to Class 1 rail adjacent to the property and tractor truck fueling facilities for LNG-fueled trucks, as well as loading facilities for transporting LNG via tanker truck. To facilitate the marine industry access to LNG fuel, a dock will be constructed for the mooring of LNG bunker barges. Waller Marine will coordinate the bunker barge design and construction.
Omaha, NE-based Tenaska will provide equity for the project and will be the managing partner and commercial leader. It will also coordinate project development and construction. Tenaska also will be responsible for natural gas supply and commodity risk management. The companies are jointly marketing the alternative fuels.