April 18, 2019
Natural Gas Makes a Splash in Florida (Text Version)
This is a text version of the video segment Natural Gas Makes a Splash in Florida, which aired on April 18, 2019.
JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to Jacksonville, Florida where an alternative fuel is helping the maritime industry become eco-friendly. Clean burning liquefied natural gas (LNG) is now making inroads in this supersized, fuel hungry transportation sector. At the Jacksonville Port Authority, the Crowley Maritime LNG facility can fuel giant container ships like the Taino with LNG at the rate of 2700 gallons per minute.
CHRIS DESCHENEN: Ships have burned very dirty fuel and over time those fuels have become cleaner and cleaner. So, in the evolution of marine fuels, using liquefied natural gas is kind of the next progression in marine fuels when it comes to burning a cleaner fuel.
JOHN DAVIS: The North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition aided partner Pivotal LNG in opening the processing plant only 15 miles from the port. It’s the first small scale maritime plant in the United States. All to help make the Sunshine State’s coastal waters crystal clear.