Directs Its Carriers to Use CNG Fuel in Their Trucks
Procter & Gamble has exceeded its goal of 20% compressed natural gas fuel use by its trucking contractors, reporting that contracts are in place for 25% diesel displacement to deliver products including Bounty, Charmin, and Pampers to the Northeast market.
The 20% goal was set in 2013. “The intent was to spur innovation and additional infrastructure that would benefit both P&G and other natural gas users,” P&G says in its 2015 Sustainability Report. “We have more than tripled our amount of active CNG lanes since last year (more than 14 million miles) and have put in place transportation contracts that will take us to approximately 25% moving forward.
“That is 14 million truck miles using cleaner-burning CNG instead of diesel,” the company says, “while at the same time delivering several million dollars in fuel savings since the program began.
More CNG to Come
“As P&G and others build momentum within this space, more natural-gas filling stations and more advanced trucking technologies are becoming available, enabling broader distribution lanes,” the Report states.
“P&G is installing onsite CNG filling stations at some of our high-volume sites or, in most other cases, working with external CNG companies as an anchor tenant for new stations along key shipping lanes.”
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Source: Published report and Procter & Gamble with Fleets & Fuels follow-up