Natural Gas News – March 5, 2018
Landfill Eyed as Source for Renewable Natural Gas
Portsmouth Daily Times reported: Construction on a new plant at the Big Run Landfill is expected to begin this month, which is a major step toward processing landfill gas and conditioning it for use as pipeline quality renewable natural gas (RNG). The facility, owned by Ultra Capital’s Big Run Power Producers, will produce RNG for use 135 miles away in Florence, Ky., at L’Oreal’s largest North American manufacturing operation. L’Oreal is a global cosmetic and manufacturing leader. L’Oréal USA currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar arrays in Kentucky, Arkansas and New Jersey, as well as wind turbines in Texas. Last year, the company completed the installation of a 1.4 MW solar array at its Florence manufacturing facility, the largest commercial solar array in the state. L’Oréal USA has been operational in Kentucky for 25 years, and currently has more than 400 employees in the state. Haircare products for Garnier, L’Oréal Paris, Matrix and Redken brands are made at the nearly 700,000-square-foot Florence plant.
Five Facts on Exxon’s Remote Papua New Guinea Gas Project
Reuters reported: ExxonMobil is assessing the damage to its Papua New Guinea natural gas export project after a strong earthquake forced the company to suspend production. The Papua New Guinea LNG (PNG LNG) project opened in 2014 in the South Pacific country, one of Asia’s poorest and most politically troubled. The main processing facility sits in the rugged highlands of Hela Province and handles up to 1 billion cubic feet of gas daily from eight wells. The site’s remote location required chartering huge Russian Antonov cargo planes to deliver equipment to a jungle airfield at Komo, the longest airstrip in Papua New Guinea.