EASTON, ME, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Irving Oil announced the
delivery of the first natural gas shipment by truck to McCain Foods in
Easton, Maine. McCain is one of Irving Oil's newest natural gas
industrial customers to receive compressed natural gas (CNG) by truck.
"Truck-delivered natural gas is at the leading-edge of natural gas
technology and it represents the most efficient way to deliver the
benefits of natural gas to regions not supplied by pipelines," said
Paul Browning, President and CEO, Irving Oil. "This represents the
opportunity for an alternative energy source for our large industrial
customers and the potential of significant energy costs savings."
Frank Finn, President of McCain Foods USA, said the cost savings
provided by the conversion to natural gas were critical to the
company's productivity agenda but noted that there were other benefits
Trucked natural gas is similar to the transportation of gasoline or
propane, and Irving Oil has safely handled and delivered energy in
multiple forms to customers for decades.
"Every day our employees make over 6000 deliveries by truck. Delivered
natural gas is an extension of our existing capabilities and great for
customers who don't currently have access to the natural gas pipeline."
About Irving Oil - Irving Oil is a privately owned regional energy and marketing company
that provides eastern Canada and New England with the highest-quality
products and customer service. Founded in 1924 and based in Saint John,
New Brunswick, Irving Oil maintains a strong tradition of public
service and partnerships within its host communities. For information
about Irving Oil, visit www.irvingoil.com.
About McCain Foods - McCain Foods Limited is is an international leader in the frozen food
industry, employing approximately 18,000 people and operating 46
production facilities on six continents. McCain is a privately-owned
company headquartered in Florenceville-Bristol and Toronto, Canada, and
its products can be found in restaurants and supermarket freezers in
more than 160 countries around the world. For more information about
McCain Foods, visit www.mccain.com.
SOURCE: Irving Oil Operations Ltd.
For further information:
Carolyn Van der Veen, Irving Oil
Calla Farn, McCain Foods (Canada)