Ryder System, Shell Oil enter agreement for 15 LNG stations
Shell has relied on Ryder for logistics solutions for more than 10 years. As Shell's logistics provider, Ryder currently manages road transportation for Shell’s freight hauling activities across its U.S. exploration and production (E&P) activities, including a dedicated fleet that directly supports its Gulf of Mexico operations.
The new 15 LNG fueled vehicles will replace Ryder diesel-powered vehicles in the existing fleet and will be serviced out of Ryder’s Lafayette, La. facility, which is being engineered to meet the unique compliance requirements for natural gas.
As part of this initiative, Ryder has signed a five-year fuel agreement with Shell which will provide LNG fuel for the dedicated natural gas fleet.
The Shell sea port and cross state routes are an application ideally suited for natural gas vehicles.
Ryder worked with Shell to develop a customized truck specification that was weight-sensitive to maximize freight revenue, while assuring durability and operability in the field. ■