NuBlu Energy breaks ground on Louisiana LNG plant

NuBlu Energy, Center, Tex., has started construction of a 90,000-gpd natural gas liquefaction plant along the Mississippi River in Port Allen, La., to support high-horsepower fueling applications in the region, including rail, marine, long-haul transportation, power generation, gas interruption, asphalt, and other energy markets.

To be equipped with technology patented by NuBlu, the plant’s first 30,000-gpd train is scheduled to begin production of LNG during second-quarter 2017, the company said.

Alongside an LNG storage capacity of 100,000 gal, Phase 1 of the project also will include a transfer system to enable loading of both LNG transport trailers as well as intermodal containers to meet requirements of NuBlu’s regional customers.

The company disclosed no further details regarding a timeframe for when it would complete the additional 60,000-gpd expansion to bring the plant to its total planned capacity.

According to a project description on NuBlu’s web site, the Port Allen plant, once fully completed, will feature:

• Production trains with a patented, single-refrigerant pressure let-down design.

• A total storage capacity of 120,000 gal.

• Green LNG production, which will fall under limits for typical air permitting required as required by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

• A single-loadout bay designed with the potential for future expansion, if needed.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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