NGVAmerica and Zeus Intelligence have announced a new information service for anyone interested in access to trailer loads of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The list is now publicly accessible from the NGVAmerica website.
Zeus has compiled and will regularly update a list of all the LNG facilities around the country that have the capability to offload LNG into trailers for truck delivery to user sites. To date, Zeus has identified 34 such plants located throughout the country.
“Plant managers participating in the survey indicated that they could supply up to three million gallons of LNG per day, which is about 300 trailer loads,” said Zeus energy analyst Tom Campbell, who led the survey.
“The actual LNG supply capacity is much smaller. This listing, however, provides a good understanding of the upper bound.”
LNG fuel suppliers are increasingly targeting the diesel vehicle market, which consumes 150m gallons of diesel per day. Highway trucks are the primary consumer. Zeus has determined that at least 47 US fleets have plans to use LNG, and the number of trucks fueled with LNG will soon exceed 4,000. Consequently, numerous new plants are under development.
“The number of LNG fueled trucks on the road is expanding rapidly—as are the number of LNG fueling stations,” said Richard Kolodziej, president of NGVAmerica.
“This new service will provide invaluable information to companies from producers to fueling station operators.”
NGVAmerica is a national organisation dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane. NGVAmerica represents more than 150 companies, environmental groups, and government organisations interested in the promotion and use of natural gas and biomethane as transportation fuels. Their member companies are those that produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across the country; manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment; and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels.