Irving Oil delivers first natural gas by truck to McCain facility in Easton, Maine

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 as well.

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." said Browning.

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:

Media contact:
Carolyn Van der Veen, Irving Oil
(506) 202-1869
carolyn.vanderveen@irvingoil.com

Calla Farn, McCain Foods (Canada)
506.392.3277
calla.farn@mccain.ca

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