Shell Hungary opens its first LNG filling station in Hungary

A new station was added to Shell’s European LNG network in April 2023, supporting the carbon reduction efforts of commercial road transport. The Hungarian site, the first in the region is located in Szigetszentmiklós, along the M0 ring road, connecting several trans-European corridors.

Commercial road transport is a key element of the world’s supply chain. The sector is responsible for 9% of global CO2 emissions. While the demand is expected to triple by 2050, the sector needs to become fully decarbonised, to which LNG as an alternative fuel can contribute.

In line with the commitments made in its Powering Progress strategy, Shell is supporting the decarbonisation efforts of its transport partners by offering lower emission fuels. The company offers LNG at more than 150 filling stations across Europe and bio-LNG blends throughout its network in the Netherlands. By using 100% bio-LNG, carbon emissions can be reduced to zero.

The new Hungarian LNG-station is part of the network expansion. The filling station, was opened on 13 April and is located next to the M0 ring road. The new site supports the supply of LNG as truck fuel within Hungary but also freight traffic to countries like Austria, Czechia, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia. The station, modernised to meet Shell’s high quality and safety standards across Europe, is planned to offer bio-LNG fuel in the future. At the opening ceremony, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó and István Kapitány, Global Vice President of Shell’s Mobility, welcomed the guests and expressed their commitment to reducing emissions from road transport.

Shell Hungary has also initiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which it signed with several energy and transport stakeholders at the beginning of April. The purpose of the agreement is to broaden the downstream usage of LNG and bio-LNG in commercial road transport. Waberer’s International, MVM CEEnergy, MVM Mobiliti, ECO-Tech Vision, Volvo Trucks Hungary, and Scania Hungária joined Shell Hungary zRt as signatories.

Shell will establish LNG stations in the region, amongst themAustria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Shell also intends to expand its Hungarian LNG filling station network along important transport routes and international transport corridors in order to cover the entire country and region.