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LNG for trucks
Many trucks delivering goods across the globe run on diesel. But now some are switching to an alternative fuel with a number of potential benefits: liquefied natural gas, or LNG.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has the potential to offer significant fuel cost savings compared to conventional diesel. It can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, from production to use, compared to conventional diesel and bio-diesel in new engines.
Burning LNG in spark-ignited engines is quieter than burning diesel in combustion engines. LNG-fuelled trucks can operate for longer where noise restrictions apply, for example delivering to supermarkets in residential areas.
Shell has focused its attention to date on the large-truck sector in both Canada and the USA. We are working to supply LNG along a truck route in Alberta, Canada, starting with three sites. We also intend to work with TravelCenters of America to provide LNG for truck fleets at truckstops across the USA.