Shell opens its first European LNG refueling station in Rotterdam
The company yesterday opened the site located near the A15, which is a major route for trucks traveling to Belgium, France and the German Ruhr area. The new station has a capacity of 70,000 liters of LNG, enough to provide some 170 heavy duty vehicles with liquefied natural gas on a daily basis. SUEZ environnement NL, Vos Logistics and ABS Trucking are among the first customers to benefit from the refueling service.
Road transport companies are increasingly making choice for LNG instead of conventional diesel fuel. Moreover, Shell plans to open more LNG filling stations in the Netherlands as demand increases.
With this initiative, Shell fits the ambition of the Port Authority to promote the transition from fuel oil to LNG as fuel for ships and bring full market development for this alternative in Rotterdam.
Since 2011, the Port of Rotterdam has a special terminal for the storage and delivering of liquefied natural gas, the Gate terminal. The European Union has earmarked a total amount of €34 million for the construction of LNG break-bulk terminals in Gothenburg and Rotterdam.