Excelerate Energy LLC’s Energy Bridge regasification vessel Explorer completed the discharge of its cargo through the company’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port, approximately 13 miles offshore Boston, Excelerate said Tuesday.

“The completion of this discharge took longer than anyone had expected due to unforeseen issues with the pipeline, but I am pleased with the level of cooperation by everyone to identify and solve the problem,” said Excelerate CEO Rob Bryngelson.

Technology onboard the Explorer allows liquefied natural gas to be revaporized onboard the ship and fed directly into natural gas pipelines in a manner that minimizes environmental impacts and facility costs.

On April 18 the effort to remove a hydrate blockage was completed, allowing Explorer to reconnect to the buoy and complete the delivery (see Daily GPI, April 23). The completion of this full cargo discharge resulted in the drying of the pipeline and removal of all residual moisture, thereby preventing the formation of hydrates in the pipeline during any subsequent deliveries, Excelerate said.

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