TRUSSVILLE, AL – March 21, 2022 – Pivotal LNG recently completed the first delivery of Renewable Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) to Harvey Gulf International Marine’s Carbon-Neutral Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The tri-fuel vessel operates exclusively on LNG and battery power, with diesel fuel as a backup, making it the first carbon-neutral PSV worldwide.
“Pivotal LNG is always looking for innovative ways that our product can help transform our nation’s energy landscape. We are pleased that we could partner with Harvey Gulf and Element Markets to effectuate this delivery, contributing to reducing carbon emissions and a cleaner environment,” said Roger Williams, VP Commercial LNG and Gas Development at BHE GT&S, the parent company of Pivotal LNG.
The RLNG delivered to the PSV utilizes negative-carbon-intensity biomethane sourced from swine waste supplied by Element Markets. The LNG was sourced at Pivotal LNG’s production facility located in Trussville, Alabama. Pivotal LNG has the same RLNG delivery capability from JAX LNG, its facility in Jacksonville, Florida, and its LNG facility in Towanda, Pennsylvania.
Renewable natural gas (RNG) is compatible with existing natural gas infrastructure, providing a practical and replicable source of energy that mitigates carbon emissions. RLNG is a clear pathway to net zero emissions for the marine industry both as a direct fuel source for maritime vessels and as a transportable source to displace traditional fuel usage in other sectors, including road transportation, power generation, rail, and aerospace.
“We are pleased to be part of the significant progress underway in decarbonizing marine transportation and congratulate Pivotal LNG and Harvey Gulf for their sustainability leadership,” said Angela Schwarz, Co-President and CEO of Element Markets. “We also extend acknowledgement to Monarch Bioenergy for producing the ultra-low carbon RNG used in this latest bunkering event.”
Today, Harvey Gulf owns five PSVs that can be fueled by RLNG, enabling clients who charter the vessels to obtain a Carbon Neutral Certificate for their related operations.
“We look forward to growing our relationship with Pivotal LNG as our clients move towards RLNG in order to reduce emissions within 25 miles of a drilling location. My company is fully committed to carbon reduction and this partnership with Pivotal LNG is very much appreciated,” said Shane Guidry, Chairman & CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine.
About Pivotal LNG
Pivotal LNG, LLC provides liquefied natural gas production, transportation and delivery services, and offers a number of reliable, flexible, and cost-effective customer solutions. Pivotal LNG owns and operates the Towanda LNG facility in Pennsylvania, the Trussville LNG facility in Alabama and has 50% ownership of the JAX LNG facility in Florida. The company has more than forty years of experience and is a leader in providing clean, alternative energy solutions to industries throughout the United States – from power generation and manufacturing to marine transportation and heavy-duty trucking. Pivotal LNG is majority owned by BHE GT&S in partnership with REV LNG. For more information, visit pivotallng.com.
About BHE GT&S
BHE GT&S is an interstate natural gas transmission and storage company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, that operates around 5,500 miles of transmission lines in the eastern U.S and 756 bcf of total natural gas storage — with 420 bcf of working gas capacity — as well as gathering, processing and field services businesses. It provides a variety of LNG solutions through Pivotal LNG, its 25% operating stake in Cove Point LNG — the import, export and liquefaction facility in Lusby, Maryland — and other LNG processing and storage initiatives. We are committed to innovative and sustainable solutions that give large customers more options in moving gas safely, reliably and efficiently in their markets. More information is available at www.bhegts.com.
About Harvey Gulf International Marine
Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC is a marine transportation company that specializes in providing Offshore Supply, Fast Supply and Multi-Purpose Support Vessels for deepwater operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and abroad. Harvey Gulf is founded on the premise that superior performance and safer operations provide its customers value and satisfaction. Harvey Gulf achieves superior performance through designing and equipping its vessels to meet their customers’ current and anticipated needs for their deepwater operations. This results in providing customers with the largest cargo capacities for offshore supply services and greatest capability and flexibility for offshore construction services. Harvey Gulf also designs and equips some of its offshore supply vessels for dual operation as dive/construction and mooring line support vessels, affording greater flexibility to its customers. Harvey Gulf operates the safest vessels through dedication of resources and gives top priority to safety.
About Element Markets Founded in 2005, Element Markets is a leading renewable natural gas marketing and environmental commodities company that applies its diverse expertise to provide structured environmental compliance and optimization services to corporate and institutional clients. The company has a successful track record within the renewable natural gas, low carbon fuels, emissions, carbon, and renewable energy credit markets. As announced in February 2022, Element Markets and Bluesource are combining to form a global decarbonization platform backed by TPG Rise. Learn more here.