Van Keulen’s supply of Shell GTL Fuel comes from the world’s largest GTL plant that turns natural gas into a range of liquid products, Pearl in Qatar. One of these products is GTL gasoil, an alternative to diesel.
Most GTL gasoil from Pearl is blended into the conventional diesel supply chain as another option to diesel made from crude oil. A portion of this product is also shipped to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From here it is supplied to customers in the Netherlands and Germany as Shell GTL Fuel.
Thanks to this supply to the Netherlands, a growing number of commercial Dutch companies are opting for Shell GTL Fuel. In Rotterdam, Roteb Lease has run some of its refuse trucks and street sweeping vans on Shell GTL Fuel since November 2012.
There are practical benefits for other types of transport too. DB Schenker Rail Nederland N.V., the country’s largest rail transport operator, runs three locomotives and three train-shunting robots on Shell GTL Fuel. It no longer has to clean and replace on-board soot filters, cutting fuel and maintenance costs compared to using regular diesel.
As global population rises and cities become more densely populated, it is increasingly important to find cleaner ways to meet the growing need for transport fuel. Shell GTL Fuel can help to contribute to cleaner local air today.*
Because of its local air quality benefits, Shell GTL Fuel has been named a Lean and Green Solution, one of the leading environmental certifications in the Netherlands.