TravelCenters-Shell Team Completes Fourth LNG Station


TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands, has announced the opening of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling lanes at its TA location in San Antonio, Texas. According to TravelCenters, this LNG station represents the fourth built under its ongoing partnership agreement with Shell, which was initially announced back in 2012.

Most recently, the partners announced the opening of two new LNG stations in Baytown, Texas, and Lafayette, La., in March. Their first joint LNG station went online in Ontario, Calif., last year. This latest San Antonio project is located at a TA location at I-10, Exit 583.

To date, TravelCenters also has completed retrofitting eight of its TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube facilities across the U.S. to provide maintenance and repair on both LNG and compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks.

“San Antonio is our fourth site to offer LNG, and we now have eight truck maintenance and repair facilities for LNG and CNG vehicles,” says Tom O'Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters. “All of our LNG lanes are “super lanes,' in that they are equipped to dispense LNG, diesel and DEF. Because super lanes are integrated with existing fuel lanes, we do not interrupt truck traffic flow or reduce available truck parking spaces.”

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