Harvey Gulf Starts Construction of LNG Bunkering Facility

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Monday February 17, 2014

Harvey Gulf International Marine says it has started construction on the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering facility in the U.S. at its Louisiana terminal.

The $25 million facility is expected to start operations later this year, supplying the fuel to offshore oil and gas vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

"Today's milestone represents another significant step in the path for Harvey Gulf to establish itself as the nation's leader in utilizing LNG as a marine fuel," said CEO Shane Guidry.

Harvey Gulf is spending $350 million to build a LNG-powered fleet.

The facility will provide 540,000 gallons of storage space at two sites, and each facility will be able to transfer 500 gallons of LNG per minute.

"This fleet and facility signify a strong partnership between the State of Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Harvey Gulf with a common goal of leading our nation down the path of clean energy use and strengthening America's future of energy independence," Guidry said.

Harvey Gulf ordered the nation's first LNG-powered offshore service vessel (OSV) and is recognized as one of the main players in making the U.S. a leader in the adoption of LNG bunkers.