Shell has announced the opening of new LNG lanes at two TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) truck fuelling stations in the US.
Located in Baytown, Texas and in Lafayette, Louisiana, the locations offer an LNG refuelling option to trucks driving to the Port of Houston and through Louisiana. The two stations follow Ontario, California, which was the first site to open LNG lanes under the Shell-TA agreement in 2014.
Commenting on the news, Elen Phillips, VP Fuels Sales and Marketing, Shell North America, said: “It is great to see LNG fuel now being offered at these two stations. LNG can be a good choice for truck owners and more are making the switch to LNG. With each new site, we are pleased to be driving the development of safe and cost-efficient LNG fuelling technology.”
“We are very happy to have opened our Baytown and Lafayette LNG lanes,” shared Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “All of our LNG lanes are ‘super lanes’ in that they are equipped to dispense LNG, diesel and DEF. Because super lanes are integrated with existing fuel lanes, we do not interrupt truck traffic flow, or reduce available truck parking spaces. We now have six truck repair and maintenance facilities that perform repair and maintenance on LNG and CNG vehicles.”
Shell and TA plan to open additional truck fuelling lanes as demand grows.
“We see an opportunity in using LNG as a lower cost and cleaner fuel alternative to diesel, and expect the strengthening supply chain in North America to give customers reassurance that LNG is becoming a bigger part of the transport fuel mix. Shell continues to look in to the commercial opportunity of supplying LNG fuel to customers in the region – both marine and road transport customers,” concluded Christian Buelow, General Manager Downstream LNG, Shell Americas.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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