It will produce a high-quality LNG fuel designed for use in high-horsepower engines that are used in drilling rigs, pressure pumping services, and heavy-duty highway and off-road trucks. It can also be used in other industries like rail, mining, and remote power generation.
"LNG is quickly becoming the fuel of choice for HHP engines in both highway and off-road applications in North America," says Eric Marsh, Executive Vice-President of Encana Corporation and Senior Vice-President of the USA Division. "This project demonstrates the increasing viability of LNG as a fuel alternative for a wide range of industries."
Encana and Ferus LNG hope to meet the growing demand for diesel users switching to natural gas. Both companies have also committed to using LNG in their own operations, including in drilling rigs and trucks. Specialized mobile storage and dispensing equipment will also be designed and built.
The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2013.