- Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) will team up with Caterpillar (CAT) to deploy new technology in its mining trucks operating in Canada’s oil sands fields, running them mostly on liquefied natural gas instead of diesel.
- The switch will cut fuel costs while also having the benefit of lowering emissions in oil sands operations, which involve higher emissions than other forms of oil production.
- CAT is in the midst of an effort to build new engines for its enormous mining trucks, which often run 24 hours daily and consume huge quantities of fuel.
Shell to fuel Canadian oil sands operations with liquefied natural gas
Dec 16 2013, 17:58 ET