Industry experts are exploring the option of building a liquefied natural gas plant in the Twin Ports, WDIO reports.
"With your shipping, with all the mining industry here," Plum Energy CEO Kirt Montague told the station. "Duluth is one of the hot spots, I think, in the United States for the development of LNG no question about it."
"We happen to think the Twin Ports is very business friendly on both sides of the bridge,” Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute Co-Director Richard Stewart told Fox 21. “So that’s a tremendous help to sitting a plant here."
"This could have a significant impact on transportation regionally,” added Adolph Ojard with the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. “Natural gas as a transportation fuel is going to be a potential game changer for the United States."
An exact location for the plant has not been determined.