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Crowley launches LNG terminal in Puerto Rico

U.S. supply chain company Crowley has inaugurated a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico.

Crowley launches LNG terminal in Puerto Rico
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On 24 May, Crowley, said in a statement it inaugurated its state-of-the-art LNG loading terminal in the southern town of Peñuelas. According to the company, the LNG facility marks a major milestone and supports the island’s economy with sustainable energy solutions in Puerto Rico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

“We continue to expand our capacity and investment in Puerto Rico with the opening of this special facility, which enhances Crowley’s LNG capabilities across diverse industries,” said Tom Crowley. “Our LNG solutions allow industrial and commercial clients to plan, monitor, and produce their own energy while protecting their business from potential threats such as power outages or natural disasters.”

Over the course of several years, Crowley has fostered strong relationships with the government and businesses of Puerto Rico. This allowed the company to play a pivotal role in supplying sustainable fuel sources to the island.

“As Puerto Rico moves forward on its quest to transform its dated and fragile electric generation system into a first-class energy network, the use of alternative and transitional fuels like LNG will be critically important in helping build resiliency and reliability into the system,” said Pedro Pierluisi, governor of Puerto Rico.

“Crowley’s new LNG loading terminal in Peñuelas will foster much-needed new economic activity for municipalities on the island, and it will also position Puerto Rico’s industrial and commercial sector on a fast-track path toward economic growth by providing reliable and environmentally friendlier energy solutions.”

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The facility is to significantly grow Crowley’s service capabilities in the country, delivering more than 94 million gallons of LNG annually. When operating at full distribution capacity, it will help power an aggregate of 120 megawatts in cleaner energy while helping to reduce carbon dioxide and sulfur emissions.

“The inauguration of Crowley’s new LNG loading terminal marks an important step toward the diversification of Puerto Rico’s energy industry, allowing us to maximize the use of alternative fuels like LNG to usher the island into a new era of cleaner energy,” said Jenniffer Gonzalez, Puerto Rico resident commissioner.

“The investment in these state-of-the-art facilities will also afford Puerto Rico the opportunity to play a strategic role in LNG national security efforts while leveraging new LNG technologies and economic development opportunities.”