Applied LNG, a leading producer, marketer and distributor of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the United States, will break ground on a multi-liquefier LNG production platform in Midlothian, Texas (the "Midlothian Plant"). The Midlothian Plant will consist of up to five liquefiers with a production capacity of 86,000 LNG gallons per day, per liquefier, and a total on-site storage of up to 1.5 million LNG gallons.

The official groundbreaking, scheduled for November 20, 2014, will mark the start of construction on the first LNG facility in the northwest Texas region, and is expected to be operational in mid-2015.  The Midlothian Plant will focus on end users in the high-horsepower, trucking, oil and gas, rail, marine, remote power and mining markets that currently use diesel fuel and are interested in converting to a lower-cost, cleaner-burning alternative.

“The natural gas industry in Texas is growing rapidly and production and storage facilities are vital to further industry advancement,” said Cem Hacioglu, President and CEO of Applied LNG. “Midlothian is a perfect location to build our first production platform in Texas. In addition to having all the required amenities to construct a state-of-the art facility, Midlothian’s strategic location will allow us to tap into a wide range of customers in fast growing verticals, and the company has already been taking orders in this desirable market. The Midlothian Plant is also an important step in Applied's continuing efforts to expand its footprint to provide cost-effective LNG to a growing number of customers.”

City, county and state officials will join Applied LNG leadership and the Midlothian Economic Development Corporation for a ceremonial groundbreaking and reception, on site in Midlothian.

Invited guests to include Commissioner David Porter, Railroad Commission of Texas, State Representative Jason Isaac, State Representative-elect John Wray, City of Midlothian Mayor Bill Houston, and Ellis County Representative Jim Pitts.

"LNG is a proven fuel with a strong track record that will continue to move us towards energy independence and a better way to fuel America," stated Hacioglu.

About Applied LNG

Established in 1995, Applied LNG operates an LNG production facility in Topock, Arizona, and serves a blue-chip customer base in various transportation and high horsepower industries throughout the United States. It provides infrastructure and advisory services in LNG storage, fueling and delivery systems, and executes turn-key solutions that include equipment leasing, temporary and permanent station installations, and technical and safety training.