Shell has opened new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refueling lanes at a TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) truck fueling station in Santa Nella, California. This new station is the second one in California and follows on the heels of the opening of Shell LNG fueling lanes in Texas and Louisiana earlier this year. The station is strategically located along the interstate highway in Northern California, a region with heavy truck traffic.
Shell’s first LNG fueling station in the US was opened in California in 2014. Since then, the Shell LNG network has now grown to seven sites across the US and Canada.
Heavy-duty truck fleet owners are increasingly choosing LNG fuel over traditional diesel because it can be cost-competitive for trucks that cover long distances. It is cleaner than diesel in terms of sulphur, particulates and nitrogen oxides, and can help reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions*.
This new station will provide LNG fueling service for operators out of Los Angeles (Ontario) up along the Highway 5 corridor. “I am excited by the progress we have made in developing the LNG fueling network in the US,” said Elen Phillips, Shell‘s Vice President Fuels Sales and Marketing for North America. “LNG is a viable fuel option for truck owners and more are making the switch to LNG.”
As customer demand grows in the US, Shell and TA plan to open additional truck fuelling lanes. “Shell is committed to developing LNG as a fuel option for marine and road transport, and we continue to look at supply opportunities in the region in balance with demand” said Christian Buelow, Shell’s General Manager Downstream LNG Americas. ”LNG is a viable fuel option for heavy-duty truck fleet owners, today.”