Tristate Delaware Bay
LNG Bunkering Summit

Independence Seaport Museum

Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday, April 7, 2017

This informative workshop provided an overview of LNG properties, transportation methods, firefighting requirements, and handling hazards. Participants learned about the past, present and future of LNG bunkering projects in North America and in Europe. Additionally, regulators, policy makers, and industry leaders discussed current U.S. LNG bunkering operations, lessons learned, including USCG Person in Charge and LNG Bunker Policies.

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Speakers and Presentations

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Captain Benjamin Cooper

Captain Benjamin Cooper

Commander, USCG Sector Delaware Bay

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Captain Cooper serves as the Commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and Captain of the Port in Philadelphia, PA. He oversees 750 Active Duty, Reserve, and civilian personnel to execute the Coast Guard missions of marine safety, security, and environmental protection.

Dennis Rochford

Dennis Rocford

President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

Welcome and Opening Remarks

As President of the Maritime Exchange, Dennis Rochford represents the regional port community to government officials in Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Trenton, New Jersey, and Dover, Delaware concerning a range of key issues critical to the success of the Delaware River regional port complex.

Captain James Wait


LNG Bunkering Industry Overview

Captain James Wait is the co-founder of Pennsylvania based, REV LNG Marine LLC, a fully integrated LNG marine solutions provider specializing in the development of LNG bunkering services, infrastructure, and related supply chain consultancy services.

LT Nicholas Woessner

USCG Sector Delaware Bay

Liquefied Natural Gas 101

LT Nick Woessner is a Marine Inspector at Sector Delaware Bay, and is the lead Foreign Gas Carrier examiner in the port. He co-authored the U.S. Coast Guard’s CG-521 Policy Letter 01-12 “Equivalency Determination – Design Criteria for Natural Gas Fuel Systems.”

Andrew Levine

Stradley Ronon

Build Out of the Philadelphia Region’s Energy Hub: NGLs and Related Products

As co-chair of the firm's environmental practice group, Andy Levine is focused on cultivating and expanding the energy economy in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Robert Kamb

ABS Group

LNG Marine Fuel: LNG Bunkering Project Status 1

As Manager of LNG Services for ABS Group Consulting he currently provides LNG marine operations and technical advice for shipping and energy major offshore and shore based LNG projects.

LCDR Dan McQuate

USCG Headquarters Cargo & Facilities Division

Waterways Suitability Assessment Process

Lieutenant Commander Dan McQuate currently serves as the Chief of the Facility Safety Branch in Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Port and Facility Compliance. He is responsible for the development of doctrine, policy, and procedures used by 400 facility inspectors nationwide on over 3,750 waterfront facilities

LCDR Marc Montemerlo

Chief of Inspection, USCG Sector Jacksonville

Sector Jacksonville Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Bunkering Operations

LCDR Montemerlo currently serves as the Chief of the Inspections Division at Sector Jacksonville, FL. LCDR Montemerlo serves as Sector Jacksonville’s Liquefied Natural Gas subject matter expert and project coordinator.

Margaret Doyle

Eagle LNG

Providing LNG Supply and Bunkering Solutions

Margaret Kaigh Doyle is the Senior Manager, Business Development, Marine for Eagle LNG Partners. She serves as an appointed member U.S. Coast Guard Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee chairing its LNG Fuels Subcommittee.

Captain Jason Smith

USCG Liquefied Gas National Center of Excellence

LNG Person In Charge (PIC) Training Policy

Captain Jason Smith is the Detachment Chief for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise located in Port Arthur, TX. He supervises a team of liquefied gas subject matter experts who provide technical advice to both the industry and the Coast Guard.

LT Jessica Galarza

USCG Liquefied Gas National Center of Excellence

LNG Bunkering Overview

LT Jessica Galarza is a Marine Inspector currently assigned to the Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise located in Port Arthur, TX. She provides technical advice and guidance to Industry and other Coast Guard personnel concerning foreign and domestics liquefied gas carriers, LNG bunkering, LNG as fuel, and many more liquefied gas related matters.