Startup delayed for LNG to fuel TOTE ships
November 20, 2018 —Alaska Journal of Commerce
…Puget Sound Energy, the gas and electric utility serving communities on Washington state’s Puget Sound, issued a construction contract two years ago for its gas liquefaction plant, storage tank and marine fueling depot. It has an anchor customer lined up to take liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel. It has a 25-year tidelands lease on 33 acres in the Port of Tacoma, which will earn the port $212,000 per month after the plant starts-up. It has all its major permits but one. While construction continues on the $310 million project, the utility is waiting for the final environmental impact statement, or EIS, required for an air quality permit. The permit delay already has pushed back the plant’s anticipated start-up date from 2019 to 2020.