Blu. Installs LNG Tanks at New Loadout Facility
Blu. has successfully installed four 60,000- gallon LNG storage tanks at its new loadout facility in Washington State. This new facility will have the capability of providing more than 100,000-gallons of LNG per day to all fueling markets in the Pacific Northwest.
“This represents a significant milestone for our company and for the LNG fuel industry in the Pacific Northwest,” said Merritt Norton, Blu. CEO. “Our new loading facility will enable rapid growth of LNG markets in the Pacific Northwest and spur further growth in the LNG trucking, marine, rail, mining and industrial markets, providing reliable LNG supply to fueling locations and encouraging more companies to make the switch to LNG fuels.”
Two full-sized truck loading scales and related equipment have also been successfully installed at the site. Electrical controls and cryogenic piping and pumping systems are scheduled to be completed mid-to-late summer.
The new LNG loadout facility will have the capability to draw LNG directly from two liquefaction trains located on adjacent property or from two 14-million (1 BCF) LNG storage tanks.
Blu. currently operates nearby fueling stations in Sumner (Tacoma) and Hermiston, Oregon, and has planned stations in Portland, Oregon and Kent, Washington.
Press Release, May 20, 2014; Image: Blu.