11,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas headed to Puerto Rico.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp.’s LNG group shipped its first load of liquefied natural gas from its new Eagle LNG Partners liquefaction facility in Maxville.
The 11,000 gallons of LNG was trucked to the Port of Jacksonville for shipment to Puerto Rico, the company said in a news release.
“The new plant location means LNG can be easily produced and transported to the port all within the Jacksonville area,” said Matt Jackson, Crowley vice president, LNG.
“Not only will Crowley and Eagle LNG Partners provide a fuel source that decreases environmental impacts, Crowley can provide supply chain and engineering solutions that are resilient alternatives to traditional energy sources in Puerto Rico and other markets,” he said.
The Maxville LNG Facility, in West Jacksonville, can produce up to 200,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas a day.
The plant has a 1 million-gallon storage tank and system to load the fuel into containers for truck delivery to the port.
Crowley ships the LNG to customers in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
LNG from the new plant also will power Crowley’s two new Commitment Class, combination container/roll-on roll-off “ConRo” ships.
The use of LNG in the Crowley ships El Coquí and Taíno will reduce emissions as compared to existing fossil fuels.
To support fueling the ships, Eagle LNG Partners and Crowley constructed a dockside LNG fuel depot on Crowley-leased property at the JaxPort Talleyrand Marine Terminal on the St. Johns River.