The Philadelphia Gas Commission has approved Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW) proposal to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets. The commission voted 3-1 in favor of an agreement between PGW and an entity established by Pennsylvania-based Liberty Energy Trust GP LLC. The deal calls for a new LNG plant and truck loading facility to be built at the site of PGW’s Passyunk Plant in South Philadelphia. The Liberty Energy affiliate would cover the costs of building the facility. PGW would then lease and operate the plant, selling the LNG production to regional customers, including Liberty’s affiliate. The new plant would be capable of producing 120,000 gallons/day of LNG. Construction could begin in November 2019 and last up to two years at an estimated cost of $60 million. The Philadelphia City Council must now approve the plan.