GDF SUEZ Gas NA
Neptune LNG LLC, a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Gas NA, operates an LNG deepwater port in federal waters approximately 10 miles off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. This facility was developed to provide an additional supply of natural gas to New England.
The Neptune LNG Deepwater Port consists of a dual buoy system where specially designed shuttle and re-gasification vessels moor, convert the liquefied natural gas into a vapor, and discharge the fuel into a subsea pipeline. The natural gas is then transported via the 13-mile-long pipeline lateral that connects to Spectra Energy’s HubLine SM, which delivers the natural gas to consumers in Massachusetts and throughout New England.
Clean and energy efficient, natural gas has become a mainstay for heating homes and generating electricity. During the next two decades, the region's demand for natural gas is forecast to grow by 1% per year.
Shipments of LNG comprise a critical supplement to pipeline natural gas supplies to meet the region’s growing demand for the fuel. New England lies at the end of the domestic and Canadian natural gas pipelines, and is capacity constrained.
The parent company of GDF SUEZ Gas NA is GDF SUEZ, one of the world’s most experienced importers of LNG, with a proven history of safe, reliable operation, and a commitment to local communities.
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