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Shell opens its first Belgian LNG station for trucks

Shell has announced the opening of its first LNG station for trucks in Belgium. The station, located in Herstal, has a capacity of 3.5 KT of LNG and can supply 150 trucks with LNG daily.

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“Shell is committed to thriving throughout the energy transition and LNG will play an increasing role in the energy mix. We expect demand for LNG to grow,” said Laurent Charlot, Commercial Director, Shell Belgium.

Shell sees a mosaic of fuels and engines developing for road transport and believes LNG has a significant role to play as a solution for heavy-duty road transport. Road transport companies are increasingly choosing LNG fuel as it offers both financial and environmental benefits in comparison to conventional diesel, according to the global oil company.

Shell already has 7 LNG stations in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Waalwijk, Amsterdam, Pijnacker, Waddinxveen, Eindhoven and Heerenveen) and intends to open further LNG stations in Europe over the next 12 months.

Heavy-duty road transport accounts for around 5 per cent of the vehicles on EU roads but generates nearly a quarter of emissions according to Bruegel, a Brussels think tank.

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