Linde deploys additional 20 LNG fueled trucks in its U.S. fleet

  Linde deploys additional 20 LNG fueled trucks in its U.S. fleet

Business Wire

MURRAY HILL, N.J. & NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. -- February 5, 2013

Linde North America, a global leader in the growing liquefied natural gas
(LNG) fueling market, has expanded its commitment to LNG fuel with the
successful deployment of 20 additional LNG Class 8 trucks. These trucks are
delivering cryogenic gases to Linde’s customers in North America.

The addition follows Linde’s deployment of three LNG trucks last year to test
the performance and economic viability of LNG fuel. The success of the initial
program set the stage for the current expansion.

“Our experience with our LNG trucks has been very positive,” noted Fred Kinkin
head of supply for Linde North America. “Natural gas burns more cleanly than
diesel and is more economical, so we were able to save money on fuel while
reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Given the size of our fleet and our
commitment to environmental sustainability, this reduction in emissions and
costs is significant.”

Compared to conventional hydrocarbon fuels, LNG is cleaner and more
economical, and is produced domestically, lessening dependence on foreign
sources while creating jobs in the U.S. Linde is applying its expertise and
infrastructure to help develop the U.S. market. The company’s growing use of
LNG vehicles in its own fleet illustrates both the feasibility and advantages
of switching to LNG fuel.

“Expanding our LNG fleet provides advantages to our customers,” Kinkin added.
“LNG-fueled tractors are lighter in weight, allowing Linde to increase
payloads, improve service and better manage fuel costs. In addition, the LNG
tractors run more smoothly and quietly--an important benefit for our drivers
who spend about 10 hours on the road each day.”

For more information on Linde’s LNG services, visit

About The Linde Group

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group is a world-leading gases
and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100
countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, Linde generated revenue of
EUR 13.787 bn. The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term
profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business
with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its
shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in
every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The
Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of
customer value and sustainable development. For more information, see The
Linde Group online at

Under the ”Clean Technology by Linde“ label, the company offers a wide range
of products and technologies that help to render renewable energy sources
financially viable, and significantly slow down the depletion of fossil
resources or reduce the level of CO[2] emitted. This ranges from specialty
gases for solar module manufacturing, industrial-scale CO[2] separation and
application technologies to alternative fuels and energy carriers such as
liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen. For more information, go to


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