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Shell Opens LNG Station In Holland

March 19, 2015 in Infrastructure, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Rotterdam Outlets Is Shell’s First in Europe, More Are Promised

Shell has officially opened its first liquefied natural gas fueling facility in Europe, at a truck station at Rotterdam Waalhaven, the Netherlands. The station is close to a busy truck route, Shell says, “which runs through the Netherlands to Belgium, France, and the Ruhr Area of Germany.”

Shell says it plans to open additional LNG sites in the Netherlands 'as customer demand grows.'

Shell says it plans to open additional LNG sites in the Netherlands ‘as customer demand grows.’

The new station has a capacity of 70,000 liters of LNG (nearly 18,500 U.S. gallons), Shell says – enough to fuel about 170 trucks per day. Customers will include waste specialist Suez Environnement NL, Vos Logistics, and ABS Trucking.

Shell said its plans to open additional LNG sites in the Netherlands as demand grows, and that it plans to source LNG via the new, breakbulk LNG terminal being built at the Port of Rotterdam by a joint venture of Gasunie, Vopak and OMV. Shell will be the first customer at the Gate – Gas Access to Europe – facility, which is slated for completion next year.

Vos Logistics of The Netherlands has been one of the first European truckers to embrace natural gas.

Shell has named Vos Logistics, one of the first European truckers to embrace natural gas, as a lead customer for its new fueling facility at Rotterdam Waalhaven.

Canada and California Too

“LNG can be a strong option for fleet owners, downstream LNG manager Lauran Wetemans says in the Rotterdam station announcement. “We expect LNG will form a bigger part of the sustainable transport fuel mix in the future,” he said. “We continue to collaborate with engine manufacturers, customers and policy makers to encourage the use of LNG as a transport fuel.”

Shell noted that it opened its first LNG fueling station in Calgary in 2013, with a second operational in Edmonton, Alberta, and that the first of a planned network with TravelCenters of America opened in May 2014 in Ontario, Calif. (F&F, May 12, 2014).


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Source: Shell with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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