Additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from Florida to a pharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico were unveiled Tuesday by Pivotal LNG, which secured a multi-year contract.
The Southern Company subsidiary agreed to supply Carib Energy (USA) LLC, a Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary. Crowley plans to transport the LNG to a pharmaceutical company's facilities in San Juan.
In recent years, containerized LNG exports have offered the promise of connecting the U.S. onshore gas boom to Hawaii and the U.S. territories of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which have historically relied on imported fuel.
LNG is to be transported via truck in international shipping organization containers from a Pivotal terminal to Jacksonville, FL, then loaded onto marine vessels bound for San Juan.
Pivotal eventually plans to source LNG volumes for transport from a Jacksonville, FL, LNG plant (JAX LNG) that is being developed with partner Northstar Midstream.
JAX LNG would be North America’s first coastal LNG facility with marine and truck loading capabilities, according to Pivotal.