Shell Canada Now Offers LNG to Heavy-Duty Trucks

Heavy-duty trucks can now refuel in Alberta with liquefied natural gas (LNG). The LNG option became available last week at a LNG Shell Flying J station in Calgary. Ultimately, three LNG Shell Flying J Stations will serve the Calgary market.

The lead customer will be Alberta-based Bison Transport, which prides itself on using the latest technologies to operate one of the largest and most modern fleets in the Canadian trucking industry. Like many fleet operators, Bison plans to utilize cheaper, cleaner natural gas-powered trucks on a specific route:

“We’re operating these primarily in a dedicated lane between Calgary and Edmonton,” says Bison western operations VP Trevor Fridfinnson.

Late last month, Bison week took delivery of its 15th LNG-fueled Peterbilt 386 with Westport Innovations’ high pressure direct injection-modified 15-liter Cummins engine and fuel system. The Westport HD Peterbilt trucks have twin 120-gallon LNG tanks for 240 gallons per tractor, says Bison western operations VP Trevor Fridfinnson.

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