Area Development
Applied LNG, a leading producer, marketer and distributor of liquefied natural gas, began construction on its $150 million LNG Production facility at the 31-acre RailPort Business Park, just south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Midlothian, Texas.

The firm’s multi-liquefier LNG production platform will consist of up to six liquefiers with a production capacity of 86,000 gallons per day per liquefier, and a total on-site storage capacity of 1.5 million LNG gallons. The California-based company purchased 31 acres in the 1,700-acre fully developed Railport industrial park that offers direct access to two four-lane limited access highways. The plant is expected to be operational by mid-2015.

“With the completion of the Applied LNG plant, Texas will be the leader in LNG production and Midlothian will be its crown jewel,” said Applied LNG President/CEO Cem Hacioglu. “Midlothian was chosen primarily based upon the convenient location to customers in the growing markets for transportation, oil and gas, rigging, asphalt, mining and marine.”

“Additionally, the City of Midlothian and Midlothian Economic Development were such terrific partners and showed complete support for our company and our project,” said Hacioglu. “We had complete confidence in this location and partnership.”

“The Applied LNG project exemplifies our ability to work as a strategic partner to facilitate site evaluation and the construction process with a clear understanding of state and local requirements,” said Larry Barnett, President/CEO of Midlothian Economic Development. “In the end, Midlothian proved to be a great location for Applied thanks to market access and the comprehensive infrastructure in the RailPort Business Park. The technology employed by Applied LNG puts Midlothian on the leading edge of solutions for the energy market and adds to our existing energy solutions.”