Puget LNG, a company created by US-based Pudget Energy to sell LNG as fuel, joined The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) as its 150th member.
Puget LNG is currently building the Tacoma LNG facility, which is expected to be operational in 2021.
Once completed the facility will deliver LNG as fuel for shipping in the Puget Sound region, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and part of the Salish Sea.
The facility will provide a fuel alternative to the company’s customer, TOTE Maritime Alaska, which will fuel their vessels with LNG.
The Tacoma LNG facility will have a shared function, providing LNG for Puget LNG’s commercial transportation customers and also providing necessary domestic supply back up for Puget Sound Energy’s natural gas customers.
“The knowledge and experience that is provided by the SGMF will be of great value to us as we prepare to fuel our first ship in 2021,” said in a statement Jonathan Harris, the senior business development manager at Puget LNG.