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Calor road tankers load up on LNG at Isle of Grain terminal

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The Isle of Grain LNG terminal in Kent, UK, recently offered first-fill to Flogas Britain. Calor has now announced that it has also received LNG from the terminal’s two road tanker bays. Each bay is capable of loading up to 36 LNG road tankers per day.

The facility will be able to supply off-grid customers with LNG, and will enable Calor to keep its public refuelling network topped up. Calor’s sister company – PrimaLNG – has also reached a commercial agreement with Centrica in order to buy LNG from the facility.

The Calor LNG Transportation Sales Manager, Marks Gilks, said: “Calor’s LNG sales have grown considerably over the past 18 months, mostly in the transportation and off-grid energy sectors.

“The opening of this terminal is a crucial stage in the anticipated widespread adoption of LNG as a significant long-haul transport and energy fuel source. It marks a formal commitment to LNG availability in the UK market.”

Jonathan Westby, the Global Head of LNG at Centrica, added: “Our ambition is to grow our LNG business across the entire gas value chain and this relationship underlines the flexible role that LNG can play in the UK’s energy market – in particular for off-grid customers and heavy road transport. With LNG becoming an alternative vehicle fuel, it will also play a critical role in reducing heavy vehicle emissions.

“We look forward to developing this market further with both PrimaLNG and Calor.”

Edited from various sources by David Rowlands

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