LNG Production and Fueling Facility to Be Built at Port of Greater Baton Rouge
On Tuesday, Tenaska NG Fuels and Waller Marine announced that they have agreed to develop, construct, own and operate Louisiana’s first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico. The facility will be located on approximately 80 acres at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, near major highway traffic thoroughfares and high-horsepower industries. Tenaska Bayou LNG will provide both LNG and CNG for the marine, transportation, and E&P industries in the region. 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 I-10 and Highway 190 allow easy access to the growing LNG-fueled heavy truck market while simultaneously providing LNG fuel to assist the marine industry in meeting stricter emission standards. 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. Waller Marine is actively developing regional markets through its LNG development subsidiary, Waller LNG Fueling. Tenaska will provide equity for the project and will be the managing partner and commercial leader. It will coordinate project development and construction, and also will be responsible for natural gas supply and commodity risk management. The companies are jointly marketing the LNG aned CNG. Operations are planned to begin in the first quarter of 2017.