Modular 50,000-Gallon-Per-Day Facility for Summer 2015
With a Second One Planned for Startup Several Months Later
Rev LNG is planning to build a liquefied natural gas facility, primarily for fueling trucks but also for the energy exploration and production sector and eventually for marine customers, near Scranton in Bradford County in northeast Pennsylvania.
“We’re in the permitting process for an initial 50,000-gallon-per-day production facility that can expand to 200,000 gallons per day,” says CEO David Kailbourne. Initial onsite storage will be 150,000 gallons, or about 560 cubic meters of LNG.
“We believe LNG liquefaction facilities need to be site specific and incremental in size,” Kailbourne told F&F.
Existing Trucks to Use the Fuel
The Bradford County plant “will be operational in summer of next year,” he said, adding, “We are looking to do an identical mirror-image plant south of Pittsburgh within a few months after the first facility.”
“We’re our own baseload customer,” Kailbourne says, as affiliate Rev Hoopes Trucking operates a fleet of more than two dozen LNG tractors that’s to grow to 35 by year-end. Rev LNG itself has approximately ten trucks, half of them LNG-fueled, delivering fuel to energy E&P customers.
Access to the Waterways
Rev LNG received an $800,000 technology innovation award under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program. The plan is for Rev LNG to make product using gas from local wells, with no midstream supplier involvement.
The firm earlier this year formed Rev LNG Marine for the emerging market for natural gas fueled watercraft. Pennsylvania, Kailbourne notes, has ports in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie, serving ocean, river and Great Lakes vessels. Kailbourne sees large potential for LNG as a marine fuel in the U.S.
The Rev LNG chief says he’ll disclose the equipment suppliers for the Bradford County plant when permits are issued following a key meeting with local officials on November 18. He is also reserving, at least for now, his estimate of the cost of the new facility.
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Source: Rev LNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up