Shell Canada & Caterpillar sign agreement exploring LNG fuelling options for mining trucks

Shell Canada & Caterpillar sign agreement exploring LNG fuelling options for 
mining trucks 
LNG in heavy hauler trucks could reduce costs and emissions at oil sands mines 
CALGARY, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Shell Canada and Caterpillar have signed an 
agreement to test a new engine and fuel mix using liquefied natural gas (LNG) 
that could reduce operating costs and lead to reduced emissions from oil sands 
mining in northern Alberta. 
Caterpillar will leverage its experience with LNG in other applications, and 
will continue development work to design and build a fully integrated mining 
truck where LNG displaces most of the diesel power - also known as dual fuel. 
Through this agreement, Caterpillar will test the design at Shell's oil sands 
operations located near Fort McMurray. 
In addition to the new truck Caterpillar is developing, Shell will also 
retrofit existing trucks from its fleet with the new engine for the trial, as 
well as provide fuelling infrastructure, at its Shell Albian Sands operation 
near Fort McMurray. This trial follows a trend for Shell in looking at options 
to use Canada's abundant natural gas as a fuel in marine and road 
transportation, and other industrial situations. 
"To succeed commercially in the future, we believe we have to be able to 
compete both economically and environmentally. We believe that is what 
Canadians want," said Shell's VP, Oil Sands, John Rhind. "With heavy hauling 
being such a core part of our operation, success with this could make a real 
difference in our operations costs and emissions." 
"We are excited to collaborate with Shell on this latest initiative to power 
Cat® mining trucks with Caterpillar's LNG technology. Many of our customers 
are asking for natural-gas powered equipment in order to reap the financial 
and environmental benefits. This agreement further builds upon our efforts in 
delivering cost effective, reliable and innovative solutions to our 
customers," said Chris Curfman, Caterpillar Vice President with responsibility 
for Mining Sales & Support Division. 
Field testing of dual fuel powered mining trucks at Shell's oil sands 
operations is expected to begin in 2016, with the trial expected to last up to 
one year. 
Shell has long been at the forefront of transport fuel innovation. Caterpillar 
is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, 
diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric 
Notes to Editors: 
Shell Canada operates Muskeg River and Jackpine Mines, and the Scotford 
Upgrader, on behalf of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP), a joint venture 
between Shell Canada Energy (operator and 60% owner), Chevron Canada Limited 
(20%) and Marathon Oil Canada Corporation (20%). 
Caterpillar manufactures mining trucks, including those used in oil sands 
operations for hauling material. The company's natural gas powered product 
line-up currently includes gas turbines and spark-ignited engines for the 
electric power and gas compression markets, as well as a dual fuel engine 
option for the petroleum market. The development and design of a fully 
integrated, dual fuel mining truck represents a significant step in this space. 
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress 
possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2012 sales and 
revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer 
of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, 
industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a 
leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar 
Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is 
available at: 
LNG is natural gas chilled to -162 degrees Celsius. It has been safely 
produced and used in heating and power generation for decades. Using LNG to 
power mining trucks could mean lower costs and reduced greenhouse gas 
emissions compared to mining trucks powered by diesel fuel only. 
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