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Shell, TA Finalize LNG Network Agreement

April 15, 2013

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Shell and TravelCenters of America have finalized plans to build a network of liquified natural gas fueling stations.
Shell and TravelCenters of America have finalized plans to build a network of liquified natural gas fueling stations.

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced Monday they have finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty fleet customers and plan to have the first station operational in about a year.

The plan is to construct at least two LNG fueling lanes and a storage facility at up to 100 existing TA and Petro Stopping Centers along the U.S. interstate highway system.

Construction and opening of the LNG stations will be done in a phased approach. The company expects the first of these stations will be operational in roughly one year’s time, with a priority to develop the main trucking corridors to provide the potential for the first-ever coast-to-coast LNG-fueled commercial transport network.

Shell and TA say they haven't made a final determination on which location will be the first, but this is the proposed network.
Shell and TA say they haven't made a final determination on which location will be the first, but this is the proposed network.

Last year, Shell and TA announced they planned to work together to build an LNG network. Shell is also developing LNG stations at Flying J truckstops in Alberta, Canada, the first of which opened this year.

In March, Shell announced it will invest in two small-scale LNG production units that form the basis of two new LNG transport corridors in the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regions that will provide LNG to marine and heavy duty road customers.

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Comments

  1. 1. GREG FOREMAN [ May 30, 2013 @ 08:28AM ]

    This is a complete unmitigated waste of time, effort and resources. Companies, at every level of the trucking industry, investing in this "snake oil" proposal will never recoup their investment. Within five years, probably sooner, the proponents of this conversion will have disappeared into the "wood work" of society only to reinvent themselves as "chicken little" advocates of another "new and improved" approach to saving the world from itself. But by such time, the damage will have been done, the money expended and the industry will have suffered another "born again" promise of salvation gone wrong.

 

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