Houston, Texas, based Thigpen Energy has selected Chart for the provision of LNG fueling equipment and supplies – with construction already underway.

“We’ve chosen to partner with Chart Inc. as our preferred LNG equipment supplier because of their willingness to listen to the end user and truly understand the value of providing innovative, custom-designed solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers in the oil and gas industry,” said President and Founder, Sam Thigpen. “We look forward to elevating our LNG offerings to the next level this year as we continue to grow our natural gas fueling solutions business.”

Construction of the new equipment is currently under way, and delivery will begin in July and continue throughout 2014.

“Thigpen Energy has earned its position as a trusted service provider, and together we will apply our experience in the oil and gas market to provide the safe, reliable and efficient solutions end users have come to expect,” said Bill Haukoos, President of Chart Distribution & Storage Americas.

And in Poland, Chart Ferox has won two contracts with Gazrpom Germania to provide LNG fueling stations for LNG city buses.

Chart Ferox is responsible for the complete station design and manufacture, and will assist with the installation and commissioning of the stations.

The first LNG vehicle fueling station, to be located in the city of Olsztyn, utilises a skid based design facilitating quick and easy installation with minimal civil works, yet still provides all the typical permanent fueling station features including a sophisticated control system with remote access and diagnostics.
The second, permanent LNG vehicle fueling station will be located in the Polish capital Warsaw and will be the first station in Europe dedicated to providing LNG as fuel for city buses, incorporating three LNG dispensers provided by Flow Instruments, a Chart company.

Both stations are fully automatic and represent a major milestone in the development of the LNG vehicle fueling infrastructure in Europe. Hans Lonsain, CEO of Chart Ferox, stated, ”We are very happy Gazprom Germania selected us for these projects. This investment strengthens the growing LNG infrastructure in Poland and will boost the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel providing a safe, clean-burning and economical alternative to diesel.”