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03 Sep 2020

Shell Builds Fifth LNG Bunkering Station in Germany

03 Sep 2020  by World-Energy   

According to media reports on September 1, Shell, headquartered in The Hague, has built a new liquefied natural gas refueling station in Kirchmüttek, Germany, expanding its LNG refueling network.

The outlet went into operation on August 31 (Monday). This is Shell's fifth LNG filling station in Germany and the first LNG filling station in Baden-Württemberg.

Shell pointed out that the station is located on an important long-distance route from Munich to France via Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, and can provide fuel for 150 trucks a day. This is part of Shell's plan to support the decarbonization of heavy vehicles and part of Shell's strategic plan, which aims to expand the company's LNG station network in Germany to 40 by the end of 2022.

Shell’s goal is to establish a complete carbon dioxide neutral LNG supply chain based on liquefied biomethane. The company plans to build a 100,000-ton natural gas liquefaction plant at the Rhineland Refinery.

Shell plans to build the next LNG stations in Wensburg, Kassel and Stuhr near Bremen, and it is expected to start construction this fall. Shell said in a statement that the company plans to build more LNG sites in the winter.

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