CALGARY, AB – Two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction plants will open in Canada – one in Vancouver, B.C., the other in Edmonton, AB – to service the on-road trucking market.
“These projects will help build the market for clean burning natural gas as a transportation fuel,” said Ken Hughes, Alberta’s Energy Minister. “It is another step on the road to finding new uses and new markets for our abundant natural gas resources here and in British Columbia.”
Both plants will initially produce 100,000 U.S. gallons of LNG daily, but will have the ability to expand with demand growth.
The plants will be constructed, owned and operated jointly by Ferus Gas Fuels and ENN Canada Corporation.
“Lack of infrastructure is one of the major challenges associated with the development of the LNG fueling market,” said Dick Brown, CEO of Ferus Natural Gas Fuels.
“In order for our customers to make the switch to natural gas, they need certainty of an uninterrupted supply of LNG to fuel their equipment,” Brown said.
The location of the plants will be determined within the next six months and construction will follow shortly. First product is expected as early as 2016.
“The benefits of fueling with natural gas are significant,” said Henry Cai, CEO of ENN Canada. “Natural gas over diesel represents a 30 to 40 percent cost savings to the end-user and contributes up to a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.”
Ferus Natural Gas Fuels will design, engineer, construct, operate, and market both facilities and ENN Canada has committed to use LNG produced at the plants for its planned fueling stations.
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