With an increasing proportion of the 120,000 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on UK roads predicted to be fuelled by gas over the coming years – in part due to growing concerns around air pollution from diesel engines – developing the correct supply infrastructure to meet this demand will be key to LNG’s success.
Calor is set to play a vital role in the rise of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the commercial vehicle market, after it announced an investment of £3.5m to help deliver the supply infrastructure needed to secure LNG’s position as the fuel of the future in the UK.
A key aspect of Calor’s investment in LNG’s supply infrastructure is its refuelling network, which is the largest publically-accessible one in the UK. The company currently operates seven sites in total across the country, covering Lockerbie, Castleford in West Yorkshire, Lymm in Warrington, Grantham, Donnington, Wolverhampton and Bristol, with plans for developing more LNG refuelling stations already in the pipeline.
This offering is supported by Calor’s ever-growing supply network of LNG. The fuel is currently supplied in the UK from the Isle of Grain import terminal. Calor is also instrumental in the development of new LNG terminals across the UK, as a key partner of the CaledoniaLNG project. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Calor and other partners have agreed to increase the supply and availability of LNG in the North of England, Scotland and North Sea regions.