Gasrec adding more tankers to fleet to keep up with LNG demand

George Barrow
February 26, 2021

Gasrec is to increase the size of its Bio-LNG tanker fleet by 300% over the next year to meet the rapidly growing demand for liquified natural gas from operators.

The company has recently taken delivery of its third cryogenic trailer from Bradford-based M1 Engineering, and has two more in build for completion in the next few months.

In addition, a further three tankers are expected to join the fleet in the second half of the year, in order to help replenish Gasrec refuelling stations across the UK.

The tri-axle tankers can carry up to 20 tonnes of Bio-LNG and will be operated by Reynolds Logistics using Volvo FM LNG 6x2 tractor units to pull the load.

James Westcott, Gasrec chief commercial officer, said: “Bio-LNG is stepping up to become the new fuel driving heavy truck sales within the most sustainable fleets. The product from truck manufacturers is now mature, and in many ways it’s even better to drive than a diesel-engined model, being around 50 per cent quieter.

“Just as we’ve been expanding our team and planning new refuelling sites, this investment will ensure our tankers can keep pace with rising demand for what is currently the only truly sustainable alternative fuel for long-haul trucks.”

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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