En­ergy in Ja the LNG way

Jamaica Gleaner - - EARTH TO­DAY -

THANKS TO the Ja­maica Pub­lic Ser­vice (JPS) and its part­ner­ship with New Fortress En­ergy, liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas (LNG) is now here in Ja­maica.

“The dream of fuel di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion, which has been long in com­ing, has fi­nally been re­alised,” the com­pany said in a re­lease to the me­dia.

“The in­tro­duc­tion of LNG to Ja­maica marks a his­toric mile­stone, and will re­sult in greater en­ergy se­cu­rity and sus­tain­abil­ity for our coun­try,” the JPS added.

LNG is a clear, colour­less and non-toxic liq­uid, which forms when nat­u­ral gas is cooled. The cool­ing process shrinks the gas, mak­ing it eas­ier and safer to store and ship.

In its liq­uid state, it will not ig­nite, and so when it reaches its des­ti­na­tion, it is con­verted into a gas at re­gasi­fi­ca­tion plants. It is then piped to homes, busi­nesses and in­dus­tries where it is burnt for heat or to gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity.

LNG is the least cor­ro­sive fuel and pro­vides com­pa­nies with the op­por­tu­nity to drive down their op­er­at­ing costs by re­duc­ing down­time, main­te­nance costs, man­power and spills.


“Liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas is a clean and ef­fi­cient source of en­ergy and proves to be very ben­e­fi­cial to the environment,” the com­pany said.

In com­par­i­son to diesel, typ­i­cal emis­sions sav­ings as­so­ci­ated with nat­u­ral gas are:

Well-to-wheel (the pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion of the fuel) green­house gas re­duc­tion of be­tween 11 per cent and 20 per cent;

Nitro­gen ox­ides (NOx) emis­sions re­duced by 80 per cent; and par­tic­u­late emis­sions re­duced by 75 per cent.

In ad­di­tion, when used as a ve­hi­cle fuel, LNG en­gines run qui­eter than diesel en­gines.

Com­pared to propane, typ­i­cal emis­sions sav­ings as­so­ci­ated with nat­u­ral gas are:

Green­house gas emis­sions re­duced by 15 per cent;

Nitro­gen Ox­ides (NOx) emis­sions re­duced by up to 50 per cent; and

Par­tic­u­late emis­sions re­duced by up to 10 per cent.

Un­like crude oil and crude-de­rived liq­uid fu­els, LNG spills do not re­quire any re­me­di­a­tion

IIIIIILiq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas ... a cleaner so­lu­tion. From left: US Am­bas­sador to Ja­maica, His Ex­cel­lency Luis Moreno; New Fortress En­ergy Ex­ec­u­tive Bran­nen McEl­mur­ray; JPS Pres­i­dent and CEO Kelly Tomblin; Prime Min­is­ter of Ja­maica An­drew Hol­ness; Min­is­ter of En­ergy An­drew Wheat­ley; Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary in the Min­istry of En­ergy Hil­lary Alexan­der; and CEO of New Fortress En­ergy Wes Edens pause for a mo­ment dur­ing a tour of the newly opened liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas (LNG) ter­mi­nal in the Mon­tego Bay Freeport area. The tour came as part of the Gas to Ja­maica cel­e­bra­tions held re­cently to mark the ar­rival of LNG in Ja­maica. of soil, ground­wa­ter or sur­face wa­ters, “Safe stor­age, safe trans­porta­tion and safe be­cause it evap­o­rates im­me­di­ately and dis­si­pates us­age are the man­dated re­quire­ments for any quickly into the at­mos­phere. fuel and LNG con­tin­ues to demon­strate a long

LNG has been used for many years and is track record of safety in all these three ar­eas,” re­garded to be very safe. the JPS said.


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