JAX LNG RECEIVES COAST GUARD ACCEPTANCE FOR LNG WATERFRONT FACILITY AND BUNKERING OPERATIONS
Jacksonville, Florida – August 21, 2017 – JAX LNG, LLC achieved a major milestone by receiving a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for the operation of their waterfront LNG facility and the approval to conduct ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations with TOTE Maritime’s Marlin Class ships and the LNG barge, Clean Jacksonville. The expectation is this ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation will commence early in 2018.
In August 2015, JAX LNG and its partner TOTE Maritime received their first LOA from the USCG establishing an industry first landside LNG bunkering facility in the Port of Jacksonville. Since then, JAX LNG has safely delivered LNG to TOTE Maritime’s LNG fueled container ships. In addition, Pivotal LNG has demonstrated the ability to safely conduct LNG bunkering operations while TOTE Maritime simultaneously loads and off-loads cargo at the port. “The receipt of this second LOA demonstrates our commitment to our customers, the value of inclusive port stakeholder relationships and exhibits confidence in our rigorous operational risk analysis methodology,” said Tim Hermann, president of Pivotal LNG.
JAX LNG, LLC is a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and Northstar Midstream. Expected to be operational by end of 2017, JAX LNG’s state-of-the-art waterfront LNG facility in Jacksonville will be outfitted with a marine dock and truck loading capability. Operated by Pivotal LNG, the facility’s initial daily liquefaction capacity will be 120,000 gallons of LNG per day and the facility will have 2 million gallons of storage capacity.
Pivotal LNG and Southern Company Gas operate a network of LNG production facilities with the capacity to produce over 554,000 gallons per day and the ability to store more than 96 million gallons. For more information about LNG and LNG solutions, please visit www.pivotallng.com.
About JAX LNG, LLC
JAX LNG is a partnership created to bring reliable liquefied natural gas supply to Florida. The partnership
brings together Pivotal LNG, Inc. and NorthStar Midstream, LLC. For more information, visit
About Pivotal LNG
Pivotal LNG is part of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE:
SO). Pivotal LNG provides liquefied natural gas to companies and industries throughout the United
States through reliable, flexible and cost-effective solutions. For more information, visit pivotallng.com.
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO),
America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.6 million natural
gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1
million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other
nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas
wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more
information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com.
About NorthStar Midstream
NorthStar Midstream is a responsive midstream energy transportation company led by a customerfocused
and experienced executive team. It was formed in 2014 through a partnership between
NorthStar and Oaktree. NorthStar leverages Oaktree’s Capital’s resources and expertise to generate
long-term value for its customers. For more information, visit www.northstarmidstream.com
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with
$100 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic,
value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including
high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide. For
additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at oaktreecapital.com.
About TOTE Maritime
TOTE is a leading transportation and logistics company, overseeing some of the most trusted companies
in the US. TOTE Maritime companies, TOTE Maritime Alaska and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico bring
unmatched reliability and service to their respective markets. TOTE Services offers crewing and technical
services to meet the needs of commercial, privately owned and U.S. Government vessels. TOTE is part of
the Saltchuk family of companies. www.toteinc.com
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