Stabilis to Close Encana Natural Gas Acquisition
Combined Company to Be a Leading Provider of Liquefied Natural Gas Fueling Solutions to High Horsepower Engines.
Stabilis Energy announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the U.S. based assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc. (ENGI). Denver-based ENGI is a distributor of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel to domestic high horsepower engine operators in the oilfield, mining, rail, marine, over the road transportation, and industrial sectors. ENGI is a subsidiary of Encana Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
"We are proud to announce the addition of ENGI's people, assets, and customer relationships to Stabilis Energy," said Casey Crenshaw, President and CEO of Stabilis Energy. "ENGI has a world-class staff that will help us reach our goal of being the leading provider of LNG fuel solutions to high horsepower operators in North America. They possess deep sector expertise and strong customer relationships that we believe will make Stabilis Energy an LNG industry leader across multiple geographies and end markets."
In addition to adding ENGI's staff, Stabilis has agreed to purchase its fleet of cryogenic rolling stock assets including storage and regasification trailers, mobile fueling units, and other related equipment. Stabilis will fulfill all of ENGI's existing customer obligations including its existing contracts, subject to customer consent. Crenshaw stated, "Stabilis is excited about growing the LNG market in partnership with ENGI's market leading customers."
Stabilis plans to open its first LNG production facility in George West, Texas in January 2015 to service oilfield customers in the Eagle Ford shale. The facility is being built as part of a previously announced venture with Flint Hills Resources LLC, a leading refining, chemical and biofuels company and a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to build up to five LNG production facilities that target oilfield customers. The George West facility is under construction now and will be able to produce approximately 100,000 LNG gallons per day when complete. Other targeted LNG liquefaction plant locations include West Texas, North Dakota, and other major oilfield regions. Stabilis also will continue to source fuel from ENGI's large existing third-party supply network.
Stabilis Energy now operates one of the largest cryogenic rolling stock fleets in North America covering 20 states and multiple end markets, including oilfield, mining, rail, marine, and general industrial. Senior management teams from both organizations have assumed leadership positions with Stabilis Energy.