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3 Reasons to Choose a Natural Gas-Powered Generator

One drawback of diesel-fueled generators is that the fuel itself can be very costly to obtain and transport. Diesel also causes harmful emissions that can hurt the environment. If your business takes the environment — and the bottom line — seriously, generators powered by natural gas could be the solution you need. Here are three benefits of choosing natural gas-powered generators.

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As anyone who deals with fuel sources will tell you, diesel is quite expensive right now, especially when compared to the low cost of natural gas. Hauling diesel is also expensive, since you have to pay for the diesel that powers the gas trucks as well!

Clean-Burning Energy

Natural gas produces fewer harmful emissions when compared to other common fuel sources. Diesel is one of the dirtier-burning fuels. The environment is the legacy we will leave for later generations, so many businesses are trying to make healthier choices in that regard.

Easy Availability

While gasoline and diesel fuel need to be shipped in, there are many work sites where natural gas can be extracted on site. This will eliminate shipping costs, and give you ready access to the energy.

We have portable generators that run on natural gas and other fuels. If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to help. Give us a call today!


Baseline Commissions 2.8 mW Permian Basin Natural Gas Generator Power Project

Baseline recently commissioned a Permian Basin power project comprised of 2.8 mW worth of natural gas generators. Specifically, there are 7 x 400 kW trailer-mounted natural gas generators networked together and running in sync with one another. Load is shared evenly across each generator.

These generators are responsible for powering 2 x 700 HP Baker Hughes HPumps with soft starts on a saltwater injection well and are capable of providing in excess of 4,200 amps necessary to start and run both pump motors.

Such a plug and play system using smaller, more mobile, natural gas generators offers several key benefits:

  1. Redundancy. Should any one generator fail, the remaining 6 are capable of running the site temporarily until a replacement can be delivered — meaning very little downtime. Additionally, monthly generator maintenance services can be performed one generator at a time without taking the SWD offline.
  2. Mobility. Utilizing smaller, trailer-mounted generators, allows for quick swaps should any generator malfunction. Each generator can be pulled by a single 3/4 quarter ton service truck, meaning the malfunctioning generator can easily be removed and replaced with a new unit in minimal time. This is much different than the 1 and 1.5 mW generators, typically skid-mounted, that are often used for such projects. Generators in that range require tractor trailers even if trailer mounted (which is rare) and a crane as well if they are not trailer-mounted. Swapping such generators after instances of equipment failure can be a multi-day task depending on remoteness of the location as well as road and weather conditions.
  3. Cost-savings. Natural gas generators in the 1 mW+ range are often disproportionately expensive due to smaller manufacturing economies of scale. Utilizing multiple “small” and more cost-effective generators means lower kW costs for upstream and midstream operators. Additionally, smaller units such as Baseline’s 400 kW natural gas generators are markedly cheaper to install. They warrant no cranes, no tractor trailers, and no freight costs, which are often hidden “adders” with larger single unit set-ups.

If you have such a project, Baseline can provide project estimates as well as sizing recommendations based on forecasted load profile. Baseline’s individual natural gas generators in 25, 50, 80, 135, 175, 235, 350, and 400 kW sizes, as well as larger 1 and 1.5 mW sizes. Additionally, Baseline can parallel generators to meet almost any demand.

Small or large, Baseline has natural gas generators and a 24/7 service team available to meet any upstream or midstream power need. Call (817) 889-0056or visit our website,, for assistance with your power needs in the following states: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Your Industrial Power Source

Baseline Energy Services MapThe team at Baseline Energy Services is passionate about providing reliable, efficient industrial energy solutions. That’s why we offer a varied range of high-quality energy production systems and 24/7 service to help you continue operating when you need it most.

Our gas, propane, and diesel generator packages can be tailored to your site needs to help you achieve greater energy efficiency and operate well within emissions regulations. Your energy package can also include warm and cold weather protections, paralleling controls, trailers, heated fuel gas scrubbers, and 24/7 monitoring with mobile device alerts. Because we specialize in oil and gas field energy production, and we recognize that this is often conducted in remote locations, we happily provide energy solutions in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and North Dakota. Our 24/7 service capabilities keep your energy production on track and minimize interruptions.

Call us today at 817-889-0056 to explore reliable solutions for your oilfield and industrial energy needs!