Asda opens Avonmouth LNG fuel station to third parties 28 April 2015

Asda has opened its Avonmouth LNG (liquefied natural gas) station to third party operators, so adding to the UK network of LNG refuelling sites for fleet operators wanting to run gas trucks.

The dedicated dual-fuel diesel and LNG refuelling station at Asda Logistics Services was opened last year at the chill distribution centre in Avonmouth, near Bristol.

The station incorporates BOC's 'zero loss' refuelling technology, which uses cryogenic cooling to temperature-condition the LNG fuel just prior to dispensing.

To date, the dual-fuel station has been supporting the supermarket chain's fleet of 52 dual-fuel Volvo trucks under its sustainability strategy, which is targeting emissions reductions of 60% from its transport fleet against 2005 by this year.

"We have been really fortunate to be in a position where we are working with companies such as BOC and Volvo, using new technology to both reduce costs and our carbon footprint," commentsAsda's Stuart Milligan.

"We have a fantastic facility from BOC and it would be great to use it to support a wider LNG network."

"BOC is proud to be working with Asda as a partner on this important, environmentally-friendly alternative to diesel," adds Mark Lowe, LNG business manager with BOC.

"By working closely with Asda and Volvo, BOC has been able to deliver a consistently high quality refuelling service and our partnership demonstrates BOC's long-term commitment to play an active part in the transition to low-carbon transport."

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
BOC Gases (Europe) Ltd
Volvo Group UK Ltd

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