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C. R. England signs multi-year LNG fuel agreement with Shell; replacing existing diesel trucks
12 February 2014
C. R. England, the world’s largest refrigerated trucking company, announced a multi-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) bulk fueling agreement to be supplied by Shell.
C.R. England will replace existing diesel trucks with LNG powered trucks utilizing the new 12 liter spark-ignited ISX engine. These trucks will service southern California, the most mature market for natural gas on-highway transportation in the United States.
C.R. England continually strives to find and implement greener transportation options. We believe natural gas is the best alternative fuel to diesel currently available for long-haul Class 8 trucks. In addition to reducing emissions, we believe there is the potential to reduce fuel costs and operate trucks that run quieter than those using diesel. We are incredibly excited to incorporate LNG tractors into our fleet and see great potential for future expansion.—Zach England, Chief Operating Officer
LNG has the potential to offer significant fuel cost savings compared to conventional diesel. It can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, from production to use, compared to conventional diesel and bio-diesel in new engines. Burning LNG in spark-ignited engines is also quieter; LNG-fueled trucks can operate for longer where noise restrictions apply, for example delivering to supermarkets in residential areas.
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