Chart Industries Inc. has announced the opening of the first of 20 retail LNG fuelling stations it has been selected by Shell to design, manufacture and commission.
The Ontario, California station will be open to the public and features two fuelling lanes that will sell LNG to heavy-duty road transport customers. The remaining contracted LNG fuelling stations will be built across North America in a phased approach, based on customer demand at existing truck stop sites with the intention of adding dispensers alongside existing diesel fuelling lanes.
Bill Haukoos, President of Chart Distribution and Storage Americas, said: "Our strategic partnership with Shell to expand the nationwide LNG fuelling network is evidence of the demand for alternative fuels from commercial customer.
"Chart has a strong reputation for innovative, customer-focused solutions and we've worked extensively to design and build a station to meet Shell's request for a new global standard in LNG fuelling."
The LNG fuelling stations will be fully automatic, have a low working pressure and be sized to fill 100 to 150 trucks per day with two LNG dispensers. The 20 fuelling stations were ordered in 2013.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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