According to the deal, the company which provides transportation solutions will start receiving this month new Peterbilt tractors featuring the innovative Westport HD natural gas engines and the entire LNG heavy duty fleet will be working by January 2013.
“We are very pleased to be working with Shell on this leading edge initiative that stands to transform the commercial freight and fuel industries in North America,” said Trevor Fridfinnson, Bison’s VP Western Operations. “Proving that this alternative fuel source can be economically and practically viable is our objective, aligning perfectly with our company values.”
In turn, Shell believes its LNG refueling infrastructure will support an increasing number of commercial fleets with LNG fuel options. Consequently, the company is constructing a natural gas liquefaction plant at its Jumping Pound facility, west of Calgary, to supply this growing market.
“LNG can be a cost-effective fuel from an abundant resource of natural gas and we believe it can help our customers build competitive advantage,” says Lorraine Mitchelmore, Shell Canada Limited Country Chair. “The opportunity to work with one of Canada’s leading fleets marks an exciting milestone for Shell.”
Source: Bison Transport