Afternoon Gathering Follows St. Louis Inland Waterways Conference
The Wisconsin-based Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute is hosting a meeting of its liquefied natural gas stakeholders in conjunction with next month’s Inland Waterways Conference in St. Louis.
GLMRI says it’s looking forward to “a dialogue between potential users, government agencies and LNG and equipment developers to explore options for using natural gas as a maritime fuel by river boats.”
According to a draft agenda,
- Charlie Riedl of America’s Natural Gas Alliance will provide an overview of the advantages of using natural gas, with gas companies in attendance to discuss the development of the supply chain;
- Joshua Sebastian of Texas-based TGSI (The Shearer Group, Inc.) and Wärtsilä North America VP John Hatley will provide a presentation on the design and economics of an LNG towboat;
- Joe Hoyt of Flint Hill Resources will discuss natural gas opportunities; and
- Michael Carter of MARAD, the U.S. Maritime Administration, will moderate a discussion with marine operators to provide feedback on their considerations on using natural gas.
The U.S. Coast Guard is invited to participate in the discussion as well.
The GLMRI meeting will take place from 1:30-5pm on Thursday, March 5, after the Inland Waterways Conference concludes at the Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch.
The Inland Waterways Conference, organized by Kentucky’s Maritime Meetings, takes place March 3-5.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: GLMRI with HHP Insight follow-up