News | February 27, 2012

Encana Opens First Liquefied Natural Gas Fueling Station In Louisiana

Frierson, LA /PRNewswire/ -- Encana Natural Gas Inc. ("Encana"), a subsidiary of Encana Corporation (TSX, NYSE: ECA), one of North America's largest natural gas producers, today opened the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Louisiana. Located at The Relay Station in Frierson, the station which will serve the fueling needs of heavy duty truck fleets is open for public use (to those with a LNG vehicle and proper safety training) and will be accepting all major credit cards. The station is currently being utilized by Heckmann Water Resources (HWR), an Encana partner in water sustainability in the natural gas industry.

HWR recently ordered 200 new LNG big-rig trucks, 50 of which have been deployed to date. California-based Heckmann Corporation (NYSE: HEK), parent company to HWR, provides water management services to Encana and other producers in the Haynesville resource play. Encana is proud to offer this dynamic product to companies like Heckmann and this partnership opens the door for more natural gas fuel use in the large freight vehicle industry.

Encana also recently secured a contract with Pivotal LNG, a subsidiary of AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: AGL) which owns and operates a major liquefaction facility. This contract enables Encana to provide LNG to consumers and will create further opportunities for natural gas in the transportation sector.

"We are very pleased to be part of an innovative Canadian and American solution to expand the use of LNG. This new station is a major step towards encouraging companies to convert vehicles to run on affordable, environmentally-responsible natural gas," said Eric Marsh, Executive Vice-President, Encana Corporation & Senior Vice-President, USA Division.

Encana works with supply chain partners and other external heavy duty fleets by offering fueling solutions to help them better manage fuel usage and realize the cost savings of natural gas. Encana is quickly growing in its efforts to commercially develop natural gas for transportation. Additionally, Encana owns and operates four mobile LNG fueling stations (two in Louisiana) and six compressed natural gas (CNG) stations. In leading by example, Encana has converted nearly half of their fleet field vehicles in Louisiana operations to utilize CNG. They have also retrofitted drilling rig engines to run on natural gas in their U.S. operations, four of which run on LNG.

Natural gas powered cars and trucks are fueled with CNG or LNG and operate similarly to gasoline or diesel powered vehicles and generally have a longer operating life due to the cleaner combustion. Converting freight trucks and commercial vehicles has an immediate impact on saving fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions. Converting one 18-wheeler from diesel to LNG is equivalent to removing the emissions of about 325 cars from the road.

Encana Corporation
Encana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on growing its strong portfolio of diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids. By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates. Encana common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ECA.

Further information on Encana Corporation is available on the company's website,

Heckmann Corporation
Heckmann Corporation (NYSE: HEK) was created to buy and build companies in the water sector. In 2011, the Company continued the acquisition of additional disposal assets including expansion into the Eagle Ford Shale area in south Texas. In early 2010, the Company completed its 50-mile water disposal pipeline in the Haynesville Shale, and began expanding the line in 2011 to handle additional produced water and fresh water transportation. In February 2010, the Company announced its joint venture with Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) to provide turnkey pipeline transportation solutions for complex water flows in the Marcellus and Haynesville oil and natural gas fields. The acquisition of an oilfield produced water disposal and transport company in November 2010, recently renamed Heckmann Water Resources, makes the Company one of the largest handlers of produced water in North America.

AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves approximately 2.3 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As an 85-percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates two high-deliverability natural gas storage facilities: Jefferson Island Storage & Hub near the Henry Hub in Louisiana and Golden Triangle Storage in Texas. For more information, visit

SOURCE Encana Natural Gas Inc.

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