Skip to comments.LNG producer will enter Texas market with Dallas-area plant
Posted on 09/25/2013 9:08:23 AM PDT by thackney
A California liquefied natural gas producer is set to build a production plant in North Texas that could initially produce 86,000 gallons of fuel per day.
Applied Natural Gas Fuels said Wednesday the plant in Midlothian, about 30 miles south of Dallas in Ellis County, would fire up in 2015 seeking to attract buyers in high-horsepower, trucking, oil and gas and similar industries that normally consume diesel fuel.
A boom in U.S. natural gas production has made LNG competitive with diesel for such uses.
The Midlothian plant will be the companys first in Texas. It is also doubling production at its existing plant in Topock, Ariz., to 170,000 per day.
The company said it has secured the North Texas land and begun seeking required permits.
The facility will have five liquefiers, each with daily production capacity of 86,000 gallons per unit, but the company will start up the liquefiers one at a time as the market develops, said Shawnt Hartounian, a spokesman for the company.
He said other liquefied natural gas producers are pumping at full throttle, but that its hard to sell large quantities while demand is in its early stages.
Cem Hacioglu, the companys CEO, said in a written statement that liquefied natural gas is a proven fuel with a strong track record that will continue to move us toward energy independence.
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Yep. Applied is the 2nd Largest LNG supplier, behind T.Boone’s Clean Energy Fuels.
You are doing incredible work here in FR in regards to Energy.
It maybe not your Forte' but a Gas, Coal and Oil Ping list would be a beautiful thing...
I have become more fond of using the Keywords over a ping list. Anytime you want to see what is up on Free Republic for these topics, keep the link and check them out. It also gives you a chance to review back in older articles of the same subject.
Wave of the future and why we were going to bomb Syria. To remove his power in Europe.
I think it is going to make a difference.
and why we were going to bomb Syria. To remove his power in Europe.
???? Syria is a very minor exporter of heavy crude that requires specific refining requirements. In 2012, they sent no crude oil to Europe.
http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=SY Scroll down to: "Imports and exports"
there is a HUGE trucking and rail center in that area, I’d bet that north of 2,000 trucks a day load up and start moving cargo from rail to warehouses. they’ll have several stations buying product.
Based on regulatory approvals so far and sales contracts already signed, the US will export much more liquefied natural gas (LNG) by the end of the decade than most analysts thought possible even a year ago
oil and gas companies in the United States are preparing an intense push into the natural gas export market. And because Europe remains the largest trading partner of the United States and several European countries are aggressively converting to natural gas as the energy source of choice, any competition represents a significant loss of market share
The push to export natural gas stems from the fact that the country now has too much of it. Thanks to the fracking-led energy boom, U.S. natural gas prices have collapsed. The flow of gas from many recently drilled wells has actually been shut off, as pumping it out costs more than the gas can be sold for. Prices in other parts are the world aren't nearly so low. In Europe, they are three times higher than in the United States. In Japan they're nearly five times as high. That offers an incredible incentive for energy companies to put their gas on a ship and send it abroad.
While a couple people have made such a claim, a simple look at a pipeline maps, showing there are already pipelines going around Syria, makes such a claim silly. Syria is not a block of any significance for Natural Gas to Europe.
Natural gas, not oil.
I understand that. The point is Syria does not block the pipeline route from Qatar and others South of the Black Sea to Europe. Natural Gas lines can easily follow the same route as the oil line. There isn’t even much difference in total distance.
Have you read any of the links? It’s a bit more complex.
Syria may not block the route but Assad did.
I'm more than a little familiar with the topic and the vast differences of opinion on the same.