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On Friday, New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM) announced the ground breaking of its $25 million Phase 1, Slip B, LNG fueling facility at its terminal in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The first-of-its-kind facility is being built to support operations of both the oil and gas industry’s offshore fleet as well as over-the-road vehicles operating on LNG. “HGIM is investing $350 million in the construction of an LNG-operated fleet,” said CEO Shane Guidry. “This fleet and facility signify a strong partnership between the State of Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Harvey Gulf with a common goal of leading our nation down the path of clean energy use and strengthening America’s future of energy independence.” The LNG facility will consist of two sites each having 270,000 gallons of LNG storage capacity. The LNG tanks will be of stainless steel, Type ‘C’ construction. Each facility will be able to transfer 500 gallons of LNG per minute. The facility will become operational later this year.