T/A and Petro’s O’Brien A Keynote Speaker At GLTE
By Steve Pollock
Thomas O’Brien, CEO of T/A and Petro was the Keynote Speaker at the recent Great Lakes Truck Expo held in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. O’Brien spoke about the future of the trucking industry’s use of natural gas. After surveying T/A and Petro customers, the company determined that Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) would be the natural gas fuel of choice for their customers. LNG offers lower weight requirements, a longer range of miles and a faster fueling time than Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
T/A, Petro and Shell are partnering to install and provide LNG at 100 T/A and Petro locations in the next 5 years. The LNG fueling lanes cost 6-7 times as much as a standard diesel pump to install. Initially T/A and Petro LNG fueling travel plazas will be strategically located about 250 miles apart. The first sites to be installed will be in California, Nevada and Texas.