LNG bunkering being developed for the US by LNG America


LNG’s longstanding ‘chicken and egg’ conundrum may be at an end as the very first US LNG bunkering vessels are in sight.

These barges, ordered by LNG America, aim to meet the first flush of gas-powered supply vessels entering operations in the Gulf of Mexico late next year.

“It became clear quite quickly that at the very top of LNG America’s ‘goal list’ was that we start building as soon as we can,” says Johan Sperling, vice president of Seattle-based Jensen Maritime, the company behind the designs for the distributor.

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