Shell Opens LNG Fueling Lanes at Two TravelCenters of America Locations
Shell announced the opening of new LNG lanes at two TravelCenters of America (TA) truck fueling stations in Baytown, Texas, and in Lafayette, Louisiana. The locations offer LNG fueling to trucks driving to the Port of Houston and through Louisiana. The two stations follow Ontario, California, which was the first site to open LNG lanes under the Shell-TA agreement last year.
“We are very happy to have opened our Baytown and Lafayette LNG lanes,” shared Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “All of our LNG lanes are ‘super lanes’ in that they are equipped to dispense LNG, diesel and DEF. Because super lanes are integrated with existing fuel lanes, we do not interrupt truck traffic flow, or reduce available truck parking spaces.”
TA now has six truck repair and maintenance facilities that perform repair and maintenance on LNG and CNG vehicles. As customer demand grows in the U.S., Shell and TA plan to open additional truck fueling lanes. “We see an opportunity in using LNG as a lower cost and cleaner fuel alternative to diesel, and expect the strengthening supply chain in North America to give customers reassurance that LNG is becoming a bigger part of the transport fuel mix,” said Shell’s Christian Buelow, General Manager Downstream LNG, Americas.