Encana Corp., a North American natural gas producer, and Ferus LNG Inc., a North American provider of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling solutions, have announced plans to build a 190,000 liter-per-day LNG production facility near Grande Prairie, Alberta.
The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2013 and will be designed to produce LNG fuel specifically for high-horsepower (HHP) engines, such as those used in heavy-duty highway and off-road trucks. To support the entire LNG supply chain, Encana and Ferus LNG have also designed and are in the process of building specialized mobile storage and dispensing equipment.
‘LNG is quickly becoming the fuel of choice for HHP engines in both highway and off-road applications in North America,” says Eric Marsh, Encana Corp.'s executive vice president. “This project demonstrates the increasing viability of LNG as a fuel alternative for a wide range of industries. With this new LNG plant, Encana and Ferus LNG are meeting a growing market demand by helping diesel consumers in northern and western Canada make the switch to cleaner-burning natural gas to both save costs and reduce their emissions.”