In Hannibal, Senator Portman Tours Long Ridge Energy Terminal

Portman-Authored Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Will Help Develop Next Generation Energy Technologies

December 10, 2021 | Press Releases

MARIETTA, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) toured Long Ridge Energy Terminal in Hannibal, Ohio to see firsthand the new natural gas power plant on site, which is one of the most efficient power plant in the world.  He also got to see the newly installed equipment that will soon allow Long Ridge to produce energy by blending hydrogen with natural gas, the first project like this in the nation.  

Portman will also receive an update on the $20 million U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Developments (BUILD) grant announced in December 2018 that will benefit the facility once completed.  The BUILD grant will be used to fund Monroe County’s Appalachia Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Hub Rail Transloading Facility Project. This multi-modal project involves constructing a rail yard and pipeline transloading facility to transfer propane and butane from pipeline to rail to be sent for export in the most efficient and safest way possible. Portman, the lead Republican negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that was recently signed into law, will also discuss how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides $7.5 billion in increased funding for this grant program, renamed Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

“Thanks to the people at Long Ridge Energy Terminal for today’s visit. During the tour I was able to see firsthand the new and most efficient, natural gas power plant in the world, which will soon be the first to blend hydrogen into its feedstock. I was encouraged to hear how the $20 million BUILD grant will assist in the efficient transfer of fuels from pipeline to rail. The new bipartisan infrastructure law provides $7.5 billion in new funding for this initiative over the next five years to fund projects just like this.”

NOTE: The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law last month by President Biden, provides a historic $65 billion investment to strengthen our grid and help develop next generation energy technologies to power our nation.  Included as part of this is $9.5 billion for the development of hydrogen programs at the Department of Energy.  In addition, the bipartisan infrastructure bill also provides $2.5 billion for electric and alternative fueling infrastructure, including infrastructure for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Photos from the event are below: