Carlisle MP John Stevenson joined staff from Autogas Limited to open an LPG outlet at Shell Carlisle North within Todhills Services on the M6 in Cumbria.
Stevenson said: “I was delighted to open the latest Autogas LPG refuelling station at Shell Carlisle North Services. Not only is LPG better for the environment than petrol or diesel, but it is also less expensive per litre, giving motorists a more cost efficient choice of fuel.”
Autogas has pledged to open more LPG refuelling sites across the UK and had previously identified Carlisle as a key area for increasing nationwide availability. Other new sites currently under development include one within the new motorway service area on the M25 at Cobham.
Autogas general manager Jem Aldridge said: “At a time of record breaking petrol and diesel prices, LPG cannot be ignored as an alternative and a solution to rural fuel poverty.”
Liquefied Petroleum Gas, or LPG, is available from 1,400 public refuelling points up and down the country with the majority of Autogas LPG refuelling sites being located on Shell forecourts on motorways and major trunk roads.