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FortisBC supports Teck LNG haul truck pilot project

December 9, 2015

​Teck Resources Limited is piloting the use of  liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel source in six haul trucks at its Fording River steelmaking coal operation in southeast B.C. – marking the first use of LNG as a haul truck fuel at a Canadian mine site.

Teck, with support from FortisBC, has upgraded the Fording River Operations truck maintenance shop, provided engine conversion kits, installed fuelling facilities and implemented a comprehensive safety program in advance of the pilot.

“Teck is demonstrating leadership by adopting natural gas as a cleaner and more cost-effective fuel solution for their operations,” said Michael Mulcahy, President and CEO, FortisBC. “LNG, as a vehicle fuel source, provides both an economic and environmental benefit to industry in our province. Today’s announcement further builds on the diversity of the more than 400 natural gas-fuelled vehicles in British Columbia.”

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