Tenaska NG Fuels LLC and Waller Marine Inc. say they intend to develop a natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge in Louisiana along the Mississippi River.
The plant, which will be called Tenaska Bayou LNG, will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for the transportation and high-horsepower marine industries, as well as natural gas and oil exploration and production companies. The site is an 80-acre parcel located near major highways (Interstate 10 and Highway 190) and, via the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico. The plant will also have access to Class 1 rail adjacent to the property.
Tenaska will provide equity for the project and will be the managing partner and commercial leader. It will also coordinate project development and construction and be responsible for natural gas supply and commodity risk management. The companies will jointly market the LNG and CNG.
Operations are planned to begin in the first quarter of 2017, with an initial capacity of 200,000 gallons of LNG per day.