Government and Industry Partnership support Natural Gas Refueling in London, Windsor and NapaneeDecember 14, 2018
London, ON – Canada’s natural gas vehicle industry is pleased to see the expansion of public access natural gas refueling for the medium and heavy duty markets in London, Windsor and Napanee, Ontario.
Federal and provincial governments are collaborating with Union Energy Solutions and its partner Clean Energy Fuels to invest in and build compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure in Southern Ontario. The London, Windsor and Napanee stations are key points in a growing network of refueling stations available to fleets across Ontario, Quebec and the United States.
“Through significant industry and government collaboration, trucking fleets have greater access to public refueling stations that offer lower cost and lower emission natural gas refueling,” said Bruce Winchester, Executive Director of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance.
Recent investment in public access CNG refueling stations in Eastern Canada include Ontario locations in Windsor and Napanee, Fort Erie, Woodstock, and Mississauga, as well as Quebec locations in Côteau-du-lac, Montreal, Lanoraie, Joliette, Berthierville and Sherbrooke. Additional public access stations are anticipated in 2019. These public access refueling stations join an existing network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling stations that link Mississauga and Cornwall in Ontario, with fueling stations in Sainte-Julie, Saint-Nicolas and Rivière-du-Loup in Quebec that support similar heavy duty natural gas powered trucks.
Use of natural gas in the medium and heavy duty transportation sector has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by as much as 5.5 MTs according to a study by ICF International. The fuel also allows fleets to shift away from higher costs fuels. The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of natural gas vehicles and has actively supported this opportunity through its Natural Gas Vehicle Implementation Roadmap, and through the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative – which assisted in funding today’s announced stations. Provincial governments have also recognized the natural gas vehicle opportunity with Ontario’s Made in Ontario Environment Plan outlining support for natural gas vehicles in the medium and heavy duty transportation sector.
“Union Energy Solutions and Clean Energy Fuels are helping to unlock cost and emissions savings in Ontario and for Canadians – these three stations are a huge step forward,” said Winchester.
The CNGVA represents Canada’s Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) industry. NGV technologies provide proven, commercially available transportation solutions for fleets that reduce emissions while using lower cost fuel. The CNGVA’s membership includes leading Canadian companies involved in manufacturing, fuel and infrastructure supply, vehicle technology, consulting, research, and international project management. Our mission is to promote the sustainable growth of natural gas vehicles, refueling infrastructure, and renewable natural gas (RNG) for the benefit of Canada’s economy and environment.