Linde partners with EQT Corporation for LNG solutions in the oil and gas industry
Murray Hill & New Providence, New Jersey, U.S July 20, 2012 – Linde North America’s solution for using liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel engines and power generators is being tested in West Virginia by EQT Corporation, an energy company focused on natural gas production, transmission and distribution.
”We are pleased to be working with EQT to demonstrate the safe, reliable and cost-effective use of LNG in dual-fuel rig applications,” said Bryan Luftglass, head of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Linde Energy Solutions. “The execution of this field deployment has gone well and continues to validate the promise of a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly fuel.”
David Ross, Director of Business Development for EQT Corporation, said, “We chose Linde as a partner for our pilot program because of its excellent safety record and long-standing expertise in the industrial gas business.”
Looking ahead at the market demand for such a solution, Linde North America’s Energy Solutions unit has developed a joint marketing agreement with American Power Group (APG). Under the agreement, Linde provides expertise in the supply, production, logistics and on-site application of LNG and other cryogens. APG provides a patented dual-fuel technology that converts diesel engines to run on an average of 40 to 60 percent natural gas.
“The beauty of partnering with APG is that together we provide a complete solution,” said Michelle Vargo, Linde North America’s LNG Technology & Market Development Manager. “APG can convert diesel engines ahead of their deployment and we provide the fuel, using modular and portable fueling equipment, so everything can be quickly moved by truck as rigs are redeployed."
About EQT Corporation
EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, transmission, and distribution. EQT is the general partner and the majority equity owner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP. With more than 120 years of experience, EQT is a technology-driven leader in the integration of air and horizontal drilling. Through safe and responsible operations, the Company is committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean-burning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and enrich the communities where its employees live and work. Company shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange as EQT.
Visit EQT Corporation on the Internet at www.EQT.com.
About GreenMan Technologies and American Power Group
GreenMan’s alternative energy subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc., provides a cost-effective patented Turbocharged Natural Gas™ conversion technology for aftermarket vehicular and stationary diesel engines and diesel generators. American Power Group's dual fuel technology is a unique non-invasive energy enhancement system that converts existing diesel engines into more efficient and environmentally friendly engines that have the flexibility to run on: (1) diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas; (2) diesel fuel and compressed natural gas; (3) diesel fuel and pipeline or filtered well-head gas; and (4) diesel fuel and bio-methane, with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation at any time. The proprietary technology seamlessly displaces up to 80% of the normal diesel fuel consumption with the average displacement ranging from 40% to 65%. The energized fuel balance is maintained with a proprietary read-only electronic controller system ensuring the engines operate at original equipment manufacturers’ specified temperatures and pressures. Installation on a wide variety of engine models and end-market applications require no engine modifications unlike the more expensive invasive fuel-injected systems in the market. See additional information at: www.greenman.biz and www.americanpowergroupinc.com.
About Linde North America
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 50,500 employees in more than 100 countries. In the 2011 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 13.787 bn (USD 18.1 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared toward long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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