Chart Industries announced the opening of the first of 20 retail liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations it has been selected by Shell to design, manufacture and commission.
The Ontario, Calif. station will be open to the public and features two fueling lanes that will sell LNG to heavy-duty road transport customers. The remaining contracted LNG fueling stations will be built across North America in a phased approach, based on customer demand at existing truck stop sites with the intention of adding dispensers alongside existing diesel fueling lanes.
“Our strategic partnership with Shell to expand the nationwide LNG fueling network is evidence of the demand for alternative fuels from commercial customers,” said Bill Haukoos, President of Chart Distribution & Storage Americas. “Chart has a strong reputation for innovative, customer-focused solutions and we’ve worked extensively to design and build a station to meet Shell’s request for a new global standard in LNG fueling.”
The LNG fueling stations will be fully automatic, have a low working pressure and be sized to fill 100 to 150 trucks per day with two LNG dispensers. The 20 fueling stations were ordered in 2013.