HWR to Transition Trucks Fleet
HWR is part of Heckmann Corporation. HWR has issued a purchase order for 200 Peterbilt 367 liquefied natural gas trucks incorporating Westport heavy duty systems (Westport HD), from Westport Innovations.
Under the terms of the agreement, Encana will make fueling services available where HWR operates its fleet of water transportation vehicles. The company will use the trucks to service its customerâ€™s natural gas wells and provide water handling services in conjunction with its system of pipelines and disposal wells.
Although the purchase price of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is higher than diesel trucks, the significantly reduced life cycle operating cost of NGVs typically delivers payback in less than two years in field applications. Additionally, because of cleaner combustion, the average operating life of NGVs is considerably longer.
When liquefied natural gas is deployed in upstream natural gas operations, critical infrastructure is created and additional market demand for natural gas is stimulated in fleet transportation, including light-duty commercial fleets and other heavy-duty off-road operations, as well as natural gas drilling rigs, pressure pumping services and freight transportation.
Beyond the natural gas sector, momentum also builds for increased natural gas use in other sectors, such as mining and construction, and the cumulative benefits of expanded natural gas use results in multiple economic and environmental benefits for society.
Richard Heckmann, chairman and CEO of Heckmann Corporation, said: â€œWe are proud to be the first oil and natural gas services provider to offer LNG trucks to our clients and to operate the largest fleet of LNG trucks in North America.
â€œNatural gas combustion produces up to 30 percent less greenhouse gases resulting in a much lower carbon footprint per vehicle, and domestic natural gas will provide us with a significant cost savings over the life of the vehicles.â€
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