First LNG fueling station along the ‘Blue Road’ inaugurated

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BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Canada’s first commercial liquefied natural gas fueling station was inaugurated this week in a special ceremony attended by Robert Transport president and CEO Claude Robert.

The station, operated by Gaz Metro, is the first in what will eventually become the ‘Blue Road,’ providing natural gas fueling opportunities along the Hwys. 20/401 corridor between Quebec City and the Greater Toronto Area. The project was key to Robert’s decision to purchase a fleet of 180 LNG-powered heavy-duty trucks.

“Robert Transport hopes to continue to be an industry leader. That is why we feel it is critical to work toward a cleaner future, for the benefit of our customers, our employees, our shareholders and society as a whole. This project will help us be more competitive while still reducing the carbon footprint of our operations,” Robert said.

Gaz Metro Transportation Solutions says it intends to establish the technical and economic feasibility of LNG as an alternative fuel for a major fleet of heavy-duty trucks, even in harsh winter conditions. Gaz Metro announced it is using its liquefaction plant that has been operating in Montreal for more than 40 years to supply LNG to three refueling sites located in Boucherville, Mississauga and the Quebec City area.

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