Singapore opens LNG truck loading station
Singapore LNG Corporation and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore launched the LNG truck loading facility at the SLNG terminal on Jurong island.
The LNG truck loading facility, which according to Singapore LNG Corp is the first in the nation, features a single loading bay and is an important first step towards developing the LNG trucking business in Singapore, which also helps to facilitate truck-to-ship LNG bunkering.
The facility allows small quantities of LNG to be transported overland to just about any location where it may be needed, SLNG said adding that this may include industrial plants that could use natural gas for furnaces and burners but are not connected to the gas pipeline network, and locations in the port from where LNG may be delivered to ships for use as fuel.
Commenting at the facility launching, Singapore LNG CEO John Ng, said the facility is expected to kick-start the development of LNG trucking and LNG bunkering in Singapore.
“While it is still too early to tell how fast or how far these businesses will grow, the prospects look good, particularly for LNG bunkering,” Ng said.