Philadelphia-based EDGE LNG expects to begin within six months operation of mobile LNG units in Permian Basin. EDGE said June 18 it began on-well-site LNG production May 7 accessing Marcellus gas in Pennsylvania and making truck deliveries of LNG sales to its first customers. The company deploys transportable Cryobox LNG production and liquefaction equipment by Galileo Global Technologies at the source (natural gas wells) and delivers LNG directly to customers. The Cryobox units fit on standard 40-foot tractor trailer rigs and, EDGE said, “are designed to be quickly and easily connected and disconnected from feedstock gas wells.” Units are self-powered with produced gas to eliminate the need for a grid connection. EDGE said the technology was developed in Argentina and “is suitable for use anywhere in the world where stranded, flared or vented gas is an issue.”
Mark Casaday, CEO, told the Midland Reporter Telegram, “My goal is to tackle the Permian Basin and flared gas based on limited takeaway capacity or wells far from processing plants… If you look at the flare stock volumes and the number of rigs and pumps, it’s a ready-made market.” He said he’s discussed the technology with exploration and production companies in Permian Basin.