LNG fuel is an alternative to traditional diesel for heavy-duty truck fleet owners, as it can be cost-competitive for trucks that cover long distances. It is also cleaner than diesel in terms of sulphur, particulates and nitrogen oxides, and can help reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions. 

“It is great to see LNG fuel now being offered at these two stations,” said Elen Phillips, Vice President Fuels Sales and Marketing, North America, for Shell. “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 fueling 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.”

As customer demand grows in the US, Shell and TA plan to open additional truck fuelling lanes. “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,” said Shell’s Christian Buelow, General Manager Downstream LNG, Americas. “Shell continues to look in to the commercial opportunity of supplying LNG fuel to customers in the region – both marine and road transport customers.”



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Notes to Editors

  • Shell has an agreement with TravelCenters of America LLC to develop a network of LNG fuelling stations for heavy-duty road transport customers, with sites phased to customer demand. The first of these LNG fuelling stations was opened in May 2014 in Ontario, California.
  • Shell opened its first LNG refuelling station in Calgary, Canada in 2013, with a second now operational in Edmonton.
  • Shell opened its first European refuelling station to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to trucks in Rotterdam, the Netherlands this year.
  • Shell has chartered a special LNG-powered Offshore Supply Vessel for its deep water operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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