C. R. England has signed a multi-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) agreement with Shell to support LNG truck deployment in North America.
C. R. England’s Chief Operating Officer, Zach England, announced the multi-year LNG bulk fuelling agreement to be supplied by Shell. The company will replace existing diesel trucking with LNG powered trucks using the new 12 litre spark-ignited ISX engine. The trucks will service southern California, where there is a large market for natural gas as transportation fuel.
England commented: "C.R. England continually strives to find and implement greener transportation options. We believe natural gas is the best alternative fuel to diesel currently available for long-haul Class 8 trucks. In addition to reducing emissions, we believe there is the potential to reduce fuel costs and operate trucks that run quieter than those using diesel. We are incredibly excited to incorporate LNG tractors into our fleet and see great potential for future expansion."
Most Class 8 trucks delivering goods across the world are currently fuelled by diesel. LNG has the potential to offer significant fuel cost savings compared to conventional diesel. It can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, compared to conventional diesel and bio-diesel in new engines. Burning LNG in spark-ignited engines is quieter than burning diesel in combustion engines, meaning that LNG-fuelled trucks can operate for longer where noise restrictions apply.
C. R. England
C.R. England is one of North America's largest transportation providers. This latest agreement continues the company’s integration of LNG powered trucks into its fleet.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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