First small US marine and truck LNG facility

JAX LNG The JAX LNG facility has the capacity to produce 120,000 gallons of LNG per day. Credit: JAX LNG

The first small-scale LNG facility in the US with both marine and truckloading capabilities has opened to serve customers at the Port of Jacksonville.

JAX LNG, located at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida, was constructed through a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream (NorthStar).

“Pivotal is committed to transforming the nation’s energy landscape by leading the way in how we supply liquefied natural gas to our customers,” said Tim Hermann, president of Pivotal LNG. “One way we are doing this is through the development of the JAX LNG facility. With our partners NorthStar, we’ve implemented innovative solutions to make clean, safe, reliable and affordable LNG available to marine and inland customers that can be served from the port of Jacksonville.”

Expansion potential

Currently, the JAX LNG facility has the capacity to produce 120,000 gallons of LNG per day and store more than 2m gallons.

There is room at the site to expand the facility and add two liquefaction trains and a second storage tank which would increase LNG production capacity to 600,000 gallons per day and store up to 4m gallons. JAX LNG can service its maritime customers via LNG transport vessels.

Construction of the JAX LNG facility began in late 2016. It carried out the first-of-its-kind, ship-to-ship bunkering operations in the US and the loading of TOTE Maritime’s Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge built in the US.

JAX LNG is also the long-term supplier of LNG to the world’s first LNG dual-fuel container ships, the Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe, operated by TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.

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