GEOS Reviews Peterbilt Model 388 LNG Tractor
Green Energy Oilfield Services Reviews Peterbilt Model 388 LNG Tractor
By Cameron Chai – Link to original article
Texas-based Green Energy Oilfield Services has reviewed the first truck of 60 Peterbilt Model 388 liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet, an alternative fuel fleet that will be supplied by Rush Enterprises, a premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry in North America. The pilot review has been conducted at Peterbilt Motors Company’s facility in Denton, Texas.
Green Energy Oilfield Services will utilize the trucks to provide service to ExxonMobil’s subsidiary, XTO Energy. The Texas-based company will run 50 Peterbilt vehicles as vacuum trucks and the remaining 10 as winch trucks. The vacuum trucks are used to remove and discard formation water, while winch trucks are used for frac tank transportation. The alternative fuel fleet is anticipated to start operation in April, 2012. Clean Energy will supply LNG fuel for the tractors.
The Peterbilt Model 388 LNG trucks feature a Peterbilt Airtrac suspension, Dana Spicer rear axles with 40,000 lbs. capacity, Eaton 13-speed transmission and a Westport HD 15-liter natural gas engine.
Green Energy Oilfield Services’ President and COO, Roger Nevill stated that the Peterbilt trucks provide the reliability and quality required for the company’s rugged oilfield operation and also enable them to operate alternate fuel-powered vehicles in the sector.
Rush Truck Center – Austin has sold the tractors to Green Energy Oilfield Services, and after sales support will be offered by Rush Truck Center – Waco. Financing assistance for the LNG truck deal has been offered by Rush Truck Financing. Executives from XTO Energy, Clean Energy, Westport Innovations, Rush Truck Centers, Peterbilt Motors Company and Lone Star Investment Advisors and Green Energy Oilfield Services participated in the review.