Gasrec said it was preparing for “considerable expansion” and had signed several new deals with wholesalers and terminals to ensure a constant supply of biomethane to operators.

The bio-LNG supplier said it had reported a record sales spike earlier this year and it expected the trend to continue as more gas-powered trucks are put onto the roads.

It has now signed a supply contract with an LNG wholesaler at Grain LNG and new agreements have been reached with two European LNG terminals in Dunkirk and Rotterdam.

James Westcott, Gasrec CCO, said: “Extensive work has been put in by our team to ensure we have the most robust supply chain of Bio-LNG of any gas supplier in the UK.

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“The new contract at Grain LNG secures our main supply line, and having two now tried and tested back-up options at major European terminals means our customers will always have the gas they require to power their fleets – even during times of planned maintenance work at Grain.”

Gasrec has also invested in its cryogenic tanker fleet and will take delivery of two more tri-axle tankers before the end of the year, to add to its existing 15-strong fleet.

“Our network of biomethane refuelling centres is now up to 16, with three further sites set to open before the end of Q1 2024, in Didcot, Aylesbury and Dartford,” added Westcott.

“The demand for this cheaper and cleaner alternative to diesel has never been higher, and it is imperative that we have everything in place to make sure we can meet those rising demands over the coming years.”