The Caribbean is expanding its presence in the sustainable energy space, with the opening of a brand-new LNG loading terminal in the town of Peńuelas, Puerto Rico.

US supply chain firm Crowley on Tuesday (24th May) confirmed the opening of the new site that will deliver more than 94 million gallons of LNG annually and, when at full distribution capacity, will help power an aggregate of 120MW in cleaner energy.

Tom Crowley, CEO of Crowley, said, “We continue to expand our capacity and investment in Puerto Rico with the opening of this special facility, which enhances Crowley’s LNG capabilities across diverse industries.”

“Our LNG solutions allow industrial and commercial clients to plan, monitor and produce their own energy while protecting their business from potential threats such as power outages or natural disasters.”

Crowley’s move in Puerto Rico builds on a strong relationship with the island’s government.

Welcoming the news, Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of Puerto Rico, said, “As Puerto Rico moves forward on its quest to transform its dated and fragile electric generation system into a first-class energy network, the use of alternative and transitional fuels like LNG will be critically important in helping build resiliency and reliability into the system.”

“Crowley’s new LNG Loading Terminal in Peñuelas will foster much needed new economic activity for municipalities in the island, and it will also position Puerto Rico’s industrial and commercial sector on a fast-track path toward economic growth by providing reliable and environmentally friendlier energy solutions.”

“My administration is pleased to join in today’s milestone celebration, which further solidifies Crowley’s long history of serving the Puerto Rico market.”