Shell has opened its first LNG filling station in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The new LNG station is the fifth in the country, and part of Shell’s plans to build a network of up to 40 LNG-filling stations in Germany by the end of 2022. Located on an important long-distance transport link from Munich to France, the Kirchheim unter Teck station can refill up to 150 trucks per day. Furthermore, shell is planning a 100,000 tonnes biomethane liquefacion plant until autum 2022 in the Rhineland refinery.
For further transport in France, Shell and Air Liquide have signed an agreement giving heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card access to Air Liquide's network of multi-energy stations in France, especially those located along the French north-south motorway network, as it is an important route for European road transport companies. Around Europe, Air Liquide has more than 80 stations providing bio-LNG, 16 within France.