LOS ANGELES, Sept 25 Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
producer Applied Natural Gas Fuels Inc on Wednesday said it
plans to build a plant in Texas to supply LNG to industries like
rail and trucking that want to reduce reliance on more-expensive
The plant will consist of up to five liquefiers, each with a
production capacity of 86,000 gallons per day, Applied said in a
statement. The privately held company has secured land south of
Dallas in Midlothian, Texas and is in the permitting process.
Applied said it expects the plant to be operational in
mid-2015, sharply boosting the company's production capacity to
more than 600,000 LNG gallons per day. The company currently
produces 86,000 gallons per day at its Arizona facility.
New drilling techniques unlocking vast reserves of natural
gas from shale have produced a boom in U.S. supplies and driven
prices down sharply. Many industries have become more interested
in using liquefied natural gas as a primary fuel.
Applied Natural Gas, based in Westlake Village, California,
is currently doubling the production capacity of its LNG plant
in Topock, Arizona. The plant's second liquefier is scheduled to
come online in July of next year, and will bring the company's
production capacity to about 170,000 LNG gallons per day.
(Reporting by Nichola Groom; Editing by David Gregorio)