This will be BOC’s first LNG fuel station on an existing fuel forecourt for HGVs in the UK – and also the company’s first fully public access LNG refuelling unit.
Exelby Services pioneered fuel bunkering for haulage companies and is now one of the largest independent bunkering suppliers in the UK, handling more than 140 million litres of diesel per year through its five fuel sites in the north of England.
The organisation sees the refuelling LNG installation as an important step into the low-carbon fuel market.
“Low carbon is an important part of Exelby Service’s environmental agenda and we are delighted to be able to offer LNG fuel to our HGV customers,” comments Michael Exelby, managing director of the organisation set up by his father Ron.
The new LNG refuelling unit uses cryogenic cooling to ‘temperature-condition’ the green fuel just prior to dispensing into the trucks, to maximise longevity of the laternative fuel.