The Canadian Gas Association supports the launch of three new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) stations to deliver cleaner transportation solutions along Ontario’s 401 corridor.
With assistance from the federal and provincial governments, Union Energy Solutions and Clean Energy Fuels Inc. have put in place stations in London, Windsor and Napanee, Ontario that will allow heavy-duty truck fleets travelling these routes to have more reliable access to natural gas supply. These additional stations help support increased market development of natural gas vehicles traveling between the U.S. border at Windsor and Quebec City.
Natural gas is an ideal alternative transportation fuel as it can help reduce operating costs and emissions of heavy duty and medium duty trucks, transit vehicles, marine vessels, rail cars, and off-road applications. By using natural gas to fuel vehicles, fleets can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 19 per cent and can achieve fuel cost savings of 10-20 per cent compared to diesel. Furthermore, Canada has extensive natural gas transmission and distribution systems, and a growing supply infrastructure of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and CNG to help support the implementation of alternative fuels for transportation. However, in order to expand the adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel choice, more LNG and CNG supply infrastructure needs to be built in strategic locations across Canada.
CGA believes that further support and funding from the federal and provincial governments is needed to improve market development measures such as the expansion of key refueling infrastructure. Such investments will help encourage greater use of natural gas as a transportation fuel amongst fleet operators. The announcement today is a great step in this direction.
“CGA welcomes the launch of Union Energy Solutions’ and Clean Energy Fuels’ CNG stations in London, Windsor and Napanee, ON. These facilities fill an important gap along one of Canada’s busiest transportation routes. We look forward to more cooperation between industry and government to deliver clean and affordable energy solutions for Canadian fleets operators. ”
Timothy M. Egan
President and CEO
Canadian Gas Association
CGA is the voice of Canada’s natural gas delivery industry and its members are distribution companies, transmission companies, equipment manufacturers and other service providers. Natural gas has a central place in Canada’s energy mix meeting 34 per cent of the country’s energy needs. Today more than 7 million customers representing well over 20 million Canadians rely on natural gas for heat and power in homes, businesses, hospitals and schools.
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Canadian Gas Association
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