Station Is Fourth Shell Fueling Outlet for Trucks in The Netherlands
Shell is talking up its fourth liquefied natural gas fueling outlet for trucks in The Netherlands: an 18,500-gallon (70,000 liters) capacity facility in Pijnacker, just east of Delft. The station is on the premises of Albert Heijn, one of the largest Dutch supermarket chains, and is used by the company’s suppliers.
“The station is a result of the close collaboration between Shell and Albert Heijn to increase the use of LNG fuel by heavy-duty road customers operating in residential areas,” states a release.
“LNG can be a good choice for truck owners and more are making the switch to LNG,” Shell downstream LNG GM Lauran Wetemans says in the Pijnacker announcement.
‘We Will Continue to Invest in LNG
Shell is expanding the network of LNG fueling sites offering a single card solution to customers, he said: “As the market develops, we will continue to invest in LNG for transport infrastructure development.”
“Our strategy is to reduce the hindrance of our operations to people living next to our supermarkets, where noise level is a very important factor,” Albert Heijn shops and distribution director Cees van Vliet says in the Shell release.
More than 650 Fills Already
“With LNG trucks, we can also deliver our goods at night when there is less traffic, improving road safety.”
Shell says that more than 650 Albert Heijn delivery trucks have fueled at the Pijnacker station to date. Customers that supply products to Albert Heijn can use the euroShell card to pay.
Shell’s other LNG stations in The Netherlands are located in Amsterdam (F&F, September 29), Rotterdam, and Waalwijk.
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Source: Shell with Fleets & Fuels follow-up