BOC has opened a public LNG refuelling station at Tarcutta, NSW, a new link in the company’s planned network of stations for the low-emissions trucking fuel along the Hume Highway.
The refuelling station is designed to meet the changing needs of the Australian transport sector where BOC says awareness of the fuel is growing strongly. The station is the beginning of BOC’s proposed LNG supply chain for trucks along this transport corridor.
The gases and engineering company has other LNG refuelling stations already operating at Preston, VIC and in development at Wetherill Park, NSW with others to open along the Hume Highway in the near future.
Trucking and logistics company Linfox will be amongst the first to use BOC’s refuelling technology, having ordered two purpose-built LNG vehicles to service its Sydney to Melbourne work.
Linfox’s president resources & industrial Ian Kent said the company was keen to be promoting an economical low-emissions fuel alternative for the trucking sector.
“Linfox and BOC share the same commitment to driving innovative solutions which make a difference,’’ Mr Kent said.
“We are very excited to be partnering with BOC in embracing this new fuel technology for our Hume Highway services.
“Like BOC, Linfox sees LNG as an important alternative to diesel from a commercial, economic and environmental perspective,’’ he said.
The new Tarcutta LNG refuelling station, which has been designed by BOC to operate as simply and safely as a regular diesel dispenser, is also the first of its kind to be publicly available for any transport operator with an LNG equipped vehicle.