ABS Group Provides Insight Into LNG Bunkering in North America

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ABS Group, a leading provider of consulting and technical services to the oil & gas and energy industry, recently conducted industry research and analysis that resulted in an update to last year’s landmark study of Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-Fueled Marine Vessels in North America.

Our intent is to provide working tools, templates and information that will help clients safely and efficiently advance their LNG bunkering projects.

ABS Group, a leading provider of consulting and technical services to the oil & gas and energy industry, recently conducted industry research and analysis that resulted in an update to last year’s landmark study of Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-Fueled Marine Vessels in North America. American Bureau of Shipping, the publisher, released this second edition to meet the growing needs of industry and to provide guidance and clarification on areas of interest based on feedback received on the first edition. Download the study HERE

Significant enhancements to this update that ABS Group developed include:

A section on Lessons Learned from early adopters of LNG-fueled vessels, including the first LNG bunkering and gas-fueled vessel operation in North America.

A Project Guide which provides a “road map” of the regulatory, stakeholder, and technical issues associated with developing an LNG bunkering project. This includes a poster size infographic which is a comprehensive guide for working through the various issues for LNG bunkering facilities, gas-fueled vessels, and LNG bunkering vessel projects.

An updated Port Directory and Survey for which ABS Group contacted and visited ports in North America to collect details from stakeholders, Port Authorities, Harbor Safety Committees, regulators (including the USCG) and other vested parties interested in LNG and LNG bunkering at their respective port. Questions from these visits and discussions centered on receptivity/plans for LNG development, state/local regulations, ongoing projects (exploratory/pre-production, current production and post production phases) as well as local development processes for including LNG within the various ports.

“Interest in LNG bunkering in North America continues to grow even with the recent decrease in oil prices” states Chuck Mitchell, Vice President Global LNG Services for ABS Group. ”Our intent is to provide working tools, templates and information that will help clients safely and efficiently advance their LNG bunkering projects.”

ABS Group has a long history of supporting safe, resilient and reliable operations at US ports, including projects such risk management plans, security audits and business process improvements for both commercial clients and government agencies such as Port Authorities and the USCG.

ABOUT ABS GROUP
ABS Group of Companies, Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, including ABSG Consulting Inc., provides technical services to support safe, reliable and high-performance assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 2,000 professionals in over 35 countries. ABS Group is a subsidiary of American Bureau of Shipping, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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