Gasrec is celebrating a milestone achievement with Grain LNG, having collected the 10,000th tanker load of LNG from the National Grid facility on the Isle of Grain.

As a result of increase demand for LNG in the road transport sector, Grain LNG in March broke its previous monthly loading record – filling 310 cryogenic tankers with the fuel.

Further highlighting such demand, it was reported that a total of 2,149 tankers filled up at the facility in 2020 and National Grid expects utilisation to increase by as much as 80% over the course of 2021.

Commenting on the recent milestone, Nicola Duffin, Commercial Director, Grain LNG, said, “Helping society decarbonise is a strategic priority for National Grid. Grain LNG was therefore delighted to welcome the Gasrec vehicle that collected the 10,000th load of LNG from the terminal.”

“This signified another milestone in the terminal’s contribution to both the security of the UK’s energy supply and Grain LNG’s role in the country’s transition to using cleaner sources of energy.”

“We are confident that Grain LNG and its customers have many more milestones ahead as demand continues to grow with the increasing use of cleaner transportation fuels.”

Rob Wood, Chief Executive of Gasrec, added, “This landmark loading at Grain LNG marks another significant milestone for us in the continued expansion of the sector. Bio-LNG is proven to be the most environmentally-friendly fuel currently on the market for long-haul operations and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.”