Preparations of LNG Bunkering Facilities in the United States
Received Date: January 23, 2020; Published Date: February 05, 2020
Highlights of this Article
a. LNG as the alternative energy that can substitute crude oils to reduce carbon emissions.
b. Characteristics of LNG that are greener, flexible and cheaper compared to conventional fuels.
c. The market demand of LNG globally and in the United States that concludes the trends of modifications for LNG bunkering facilities in Northern America.
d. Regulations required by United States LNG bunkering facilities to operate the safest and efficient LNG transferring procedures.
Following the good news of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market booming, the United States (US) is preparing its best to be the major and effective LNG supplier. Due to this demand, the LNG market is appealing not only to the US but to Australia as well since the country is also one of the largest LNG producers in the world . According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the demand has been growing globally as natural gas will become the gas of alternative energy. To fulfill this demand, the US economic interest becomes targeted on the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminals installation specifically in the country’s northern region. In viewing the growing LNG market, LNG bunkering facilities in Northern America are preparing expenses to modify their terminals in smoothing the LNG transferring process. Thus, this paper explores the preparations of LNG bunkers in Northern America with some LNG facilities that are included to show the preparations of the US in becoming the major exporter of LNG globally.
Keywords: Liquefied natural gas (LNG); Bunkering; Facilities; United states