50 years of LNG – 2000: the Everett LNG terminal in Boston – the largest in the USA joins the ENGIE Group
Built in 1971, the Everett LNG terminal in Boston, USA, joins the Group in 2000. As the largest LNG terminal in the country, it provides 20% of regional market demand for natural gas.
The Everett LNG terminal in Boston has been in operation for more than 40 years. It was acquired by ENGIE subsidiary Electrabel in 2000. In 2003, the Group made a series of technical upgrades to the terminal to double its inward LNG shipment and supply capacity.
81% of the natural gas arriving at the terminal comes from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) liquefaction plant at Trinidad in the Caribbean. The Everett terminal serves the majority of gas supply companies and power companies in New England and the North-Eastern United States. It meets 20% of regional market demand for natural gas.
Having arrived by sea, the GNL is stored at the terminal before distribution by pipeline or tanker truck. Throughout its history, the terminal has supplied some customers directly with LNG in its liquid state and by tanker trucks within a 280-mile radius of Boston. Maximum filling capacity is 10,000 trucks per year. Today, 10% of the gas arriving at the terminal is delivered by road.
The Group opened its first LNG filling station at the Everett terminal in 2013 to fuel the Transgas Inc. fleet of delivery tanker trucks. Quieter and more powerful, LNG-fueled engines can pull a 36-ton trailer and emit zero greenhouse gases.
The terminal now receives LNG from a number of different countries, and in 2010 received its 1,000th LNG carrier to set a new US record.