The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round – all with LNG

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A direct route to cleaner, affordable energy

Since 2018, when we got the green light to pilot liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) fleet, five of the island country’s iconic bright yellow buses have been taking a direct route to improving their economic and environmental footprint.

We partnered with JUTC and the government of Jamaica, to launch the country’s first clean-burning, natural-gas-powered buses at the Montego Bay Metro Bus Company, plus a gas station in Kingston that could fuel up to 50 buses a day. Each bus uses about 100 gallons of gas daily, making eight-minute pit stops to fuel up.

JUTC

The new buses reduce emissions and pollution, creating a generally cleaner and safer environment.1

“This is indeed a significant milestone for our transport system and importantly, for our environment,” says Paul Abrahams, Managing Director for JUTC.

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness also praised the project, noting that it is helping put his country “on track to achieve an ambitious goal, which is to have at least 50 percent of our electricity generation from renewables or cleaner fuels.”

We are thrilled to be active in Jamaica, where we’re also supplying natural gas, end-to-end logistics, financing, and infrastructure solutions to Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and Red Stripe, part of the HEINEKEN Company.2 The country is continuing to blaze new trails with transformative energy investments that help grow the economy and protect the environment, and now that we’ve introduced natural gas to the public transportation sector, we are well on the road to helping further reduce harmful emissions and pollution, as well as costs, by using cleaner, more affordable fuels.