Stabilis Energy LLC, a new Texas-based private company led by president Casey Crenshaw, has announced plans to develop five natural gas liquefaction facilities primarily to serve off-road markets, such as rail, marine and oil and gas operations.
Chart Energy & Chemicals (Chart E&C) will lead the engineering activities related to the build-out of the facilities, which will all be located in North America. Stabilis will use Chart's C100N and C250IMR liquefaction plants, which are capable of producing 100,000 gallons and 250,000 gallons per day of LNG, respectively.
The company is currently assessing different site options based on the local supply and quality of natural gas, the regional demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), and prevailing state and local permitting requirements and timelines. Stabilis has reserved manufacturing space with Chart in order to ensure that the first LNG plant will be online in the first quarter of 2015 or earlier.
‘LNG is proven to be the most cost-effective fuel solution for high-horsepower applications,’ Crenshaw says. ‘Stabilis will supply off-road engine fuel requirements while supporting on-highway motor fuel markets with strategic distribution partners.’