SOURCE: Zeus Development Corporation

Zeus Development Corporation

April 30, 2013 14:15 ET

Intermodal Operations Offer LNG Third Market, Zeus Workshop to Examine

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2013) - Recent analysis by Zeus Development Corporation finds International Organization of Standardization (ISO) intermodal containers a prospective market for LNG between world-scale import/export and smaller fuel projects. Power producers and industrial consumers too small for world-scale import infrastructure are increasingly considering containers as a means to access clean, low-cost natural gas. A Houston meeting, entitled "New LNG Markets via ISO Containers," will feature discussions of emerging projects and technologies. See http://www.zeusintel.com/ISO2013.

"Intermodal container projects promise the advantage of speed," said Tom Campbell, lead analyst at Zeus. "They do not require massive import terminals that can take years to establish. Suppliers like Applied Natural Gas Fuels are already exporting containers to regional markets. The next step is to establish longer supply chains via waterborne transport."

Applied Natural Gas Fuels liquefies and distributes LNG from its Topock, Arizona plant, via highway tanker trailer and intermodal container to consumers in the U.S. and Mexico. On April 11, the company announced plans to add a second production train by July 2014. Shaunt Hartounian, vice president, will describe their growing intermodal supply plans.

New waterborne projects are being considered in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Projects are proposed in numerous Caribbean and Central American countries as well as the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia and Hawaii.

"Another advantage of container supply chains is that, because they do not rely so heavily on fixed infrastructure, they present less credit risk," said Campbell. "Power stations producing as little as 100 megawatts are considering ISO LNG container supply chains."

A three-page summary of the market can be downloaded from http://www.zeusintel.com/Research/LNGFuel

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