Bakken midstream developer helps establish LNG site in Florida

By Luke Geiver | May 28, 2019

A Bakken-focused midstream and transload site provider has played a part in opening a small-scale liquefied natural gas facility in Florida. Northstar Midstream, which owns and operates a crude gathering, logistics and sand transloading facility in East Fairview, North Dakota, along the western edge of the Bakken play, helped open JAX LNG, an LNG facility near Jacksonville, Florida.

According to JAX, the facility was constructed through a partnership involving NorthStar and Pivotal LNG. Pivotal is part of Southern Company Gas, a major power provider.

"Pivotal is committed to transforming the nation's energy landscape by leading the way in how we supply liquefied natural gas to our customers," said Tim Hermann, president of Pivotal LNG. "One way we are doing this is through the development of the JAX LNG facility. With our partners NorthStar, we've implemented innovative solutions to make clean, safe, reliable and affordable LNG available to marine and inland customers that can be served from the port of Jacksonville. "

Currently, the JAX LNG facility has the capacity to produce 120,000 gallons of LNG per day and store more than 2 million gallons of LNG. There is room at the site to expand the facility and add two liquefaction trains and a second storage tank which would increase LNG production capacity to 600,000 gallons per day and store up to 4 million gallons.  JAX LNG can use its advantaged location on the water to service its maritime customers via LNG transport vessels.