Stabilis expands LNG bunkering presence on US Gulf Coast

The Cameron Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District in Louisiana and Stabilis Solutions have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the use of LNG as a marine fuel at the Port.

This will be the fourth LNG marine bunkering location that Stabilis is supporting on the Gulf Coast following similar MoUs signed with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, the Port of Galveston and Port Isabel Logistical Offshore Terminal.

Under the terms of the MoU, CPP and Stabilis intend to work jointly to provide turnkey LNG fuelling solutions to marine vessels calling on the port, including identifying suitable dock space for shore-to-ship bunkering operations, obtaining the necessary permits and approvals, identifying and educating potential customers, and executing LNG bunkering events.

Stabilis will also deploy its existing fleet of mobile cryogenic assets, including LNG transportation and distribution equipment, and provide LNG from its liquefaction facilities in Port Allen, LA and George West, TX to support LNG bunkering operations.

‘Stabilis is excited to partner with the Cameron Parish Port on this LNG marine bunkering opportunity,’ said Westy Ballard President and CEO of Stabilis. ‘The use of LNG as a marine fuel is growing rapidly around the world as marine customers seek to meet their energy transition objectives. Adding Cameron Parish Port as our fourth Gulf Coast bunkering location gives our customers and partners greater flexibility as they plan their operations.’

Clair Hebert Marceaux, Port Director of Cameron Parish Port, added: ‘With the number of LNG-fuelled vessels in the global fleet growing rapidly, having LNG fuelling services in the Cameron Parish Port is an important step in our commercial growth. It is also important as the Port seeks to meet its sustainability goals. We look forward to working with Stabilis on this project.’

LNG bunkering services are expected to be available at the Cameron Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District by the end of 2021.

Rhys Berry