Twin-Ports Has Potential For Natural Gas Plant

By KBJR News 1

Twin-Ports Has Potential For Natural Gas Plant

May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 5:38 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com)-- The Twin-Ports region holds the potential to host a new supply chain for liquid natural gas to serve neighboring industries, according to experts in the field.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosted this discussion dissecting the benefits of bringing a liquefied natural gas site to the area.

The plant would freeze natural gas and turn it into a liquid, making it much easier for transportation and storage.

Richard Stewart with the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute says creating a gas hub in the Twin Ports could serve millions of people.

"A plant citied here could serve the entire Twin Cities market, about 4.3 million people and all the transportation systems there," said Stewart.

Currently there is a liquefaction plant located in Wrenshall, Minnesota which serves individual consumers for home heating.

Zach Vavricka

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