With a 40-year history of serving the region’s energy needs via tractor-trailer trucks, Transgas, the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucking company in the Northeast, is now using the fuel to power its trucking fleet.

GDF SUEZ Gas NA is supplying Transgas with LNG for use as a vehicle fuel in 10 new tanker-truck tractors fueled at GDF’s Everett, MA, LNG fueling station north of Boston. Transgas trucks transport LNG around the region, mostly to utilities and commercial/industrial facilities.

The vehicle LNG fueling facility is adjacent to GDF’s 42-year-old Distrigas LNG import terminal. GDF said this was the first fueling facility of its kind in Massachusetts, and Transgas is among the first fleet operators to use the facility.

Trucking LNG has been part of Transgas’ business for more than 40 years, but it is only now using the fuel to power its fleet. “We are able to offer LNG for these same tanker trucks, enabling Transgas to join other fleet owners in benefiting from the considerably lower fuel costs and emissions associated with LNG fuel,” said Frank Katulak, COO of Distrigas and senior vice president at GDF SUEZ.

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