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Asda opens LNG station to third parties

LNG Industry,

BOC announced that its client Asda is opening its Avonmouth LNG fuelling station to third party use.

The new dedicated dual fuel LNG refuelling station at Asda Logistics Services was opened in 2014 at the chill distribution centre in Avonmouth, near Bristol. The station incorporates BOC’s ‘zero loss’ refuelling technology, which uses cryogenic cooling to ‘temperature-condition’ the fuel prior to dispensing.

The station supports the UK supermarket chain’s fleet of 52 dual fuel Volvo trucks at the site. The depot features a range of carbon and energy efficiency initiatives, including rainwater harvesting, combined heat and power, occupier lighting and reducing its CO2 emissions.

Stuart Milligan, a representative for Asda, commented: “We have been really fortunate to be in a position where we are working with companies such as BOC and Volvo; using new technology to both reduce costs and our carbon footprint. We have a fantastic facility from BOC and it would be great to use it to support a wider LNG network.”

Mark Lowe, LNG Business Manager at BOC, added: “BOC is proud to be working with Asda as a partner on this important, environmentally friendly alternative to diesel. By working closely with Asda and Volvo, BOC has been able to deliver a consistently high quality refuelling service and our partnership demonstrates BOC’s long-term commitment to play an active part in the transition to low-carbon transport.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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