Shell opens its first Belgian LNG truck station
29 May 2018 - ConferenzaGNL
The Hague-based energy giant Shell on Monday opened its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck refuelling station in Belgium.
The station is located in Herstal, Liège near the three-border point at the E313, a key route for international road freight.
It has a capacity of 3.5 KT of LNG and can supply 150 trucks with LNG daily, according to a Shell statement.
Shell already has 7 LNG stations in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Waalwijk, Amsterdam, Pijnacker, Waddinxveen, Eindhoven and Heerenveen) and intends to open further LNG stations in Europe over the next 12 months, the company said.
“LNG fuel is an important option for transport companies,” Laurent Charlot, Commercial Director, Shell Belgium said in the statement. “We expect demand for LNG to grow and continue to work with truck manufacturers, customers and policymakers to promote the use of LNG as a cleaner-burning and more affordable transport fuel.” Charlot said.
A first Belgian LNG and L-CNG station was inaugurated in Kallo in 2014 as part of the European Blue Corridors project, followed in October of the same year by the inauguration of the Veurne LNG station, the result of a collaboration between Mattheeuws Eric Transport and Fluxys.
An additional LNG dispenser was started at Lokeren (LNG only, with restricted access) from Tankterminal (Begoos group) at the end of 2017, which was provided by the Dutch company LIQAL.
Finally, on March 2018, the Dutch company LIQAL, has been awarded a contract to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) prefabricated refueling station for the Belgian transport company Remitrans near Ninove.
Source: SHELL GLOBAL