HOUSTON, TX — Shell Oil Co. is continuing with its rollout of liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fueling stations in North America.
This alternative to diesel is now available at TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stops in San Antonio and Dallas, TX. This follows the opening of Shell LNG fueling lanes in Baytown, TX as well as Lafayette, LA in March this year.
The Baytown, San Antonio and Dallas stations are strategically located in the “Texas Triangle”, a region with heavy truck traffic, according to Shell.
As customer demand grows in the U.S., Shell and TA plan to open additional truck fuelling lanes.
“This is another step forward in providing LNG fuel supply to heavy-duty road customers in the U.S.,” said Christian Buelow, a Shell general manager. “We expect the strengthening supply chain in North America to give customers reassurance that LNG is a viable fuel alternative to diesel today. We believe in the potential of LNG fuel becoming a bigger part of the marine and road transport fuel mix and continue to look at supply opportunities in the region.”
Shell opened its first LNG refuelling station in Calgary, Canada in 2013, with a second now operational in Edmonton.
According to Shell, heavy-duty truck fleet owners are beginning to choose LNG fuel over traditional diesel because it can be cost competitive for trucks that cover long distances and is cleaner than diesel in terms of sulphur, particulates and nitrogen oxides, and can help reduce “well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions.”
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