Union Gas Launches It's Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuelling Station In London, Ontario
LONDON, ON, DECEMBER 7, 2016 - Union Gas launched its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling station today at its London Ontario office located at 109 Commissioners Rd. W. at an event that highlighted the importance of CNG as a better choice for Ontario cities and local economies to fuel fleet and heavy transportation vehicles.
Currently operating, Union Gas' CNG station fuels six trucks in its fleet with plans to convert more trucks to CNG over the next few years in an effort to reduce emissions and lower fuel and maintenance costs.
"Increasing CNG penetration in our fleet has many benefits and conversion quickly pays for itself," said Mike Shannon, vice-president, distribution operations, Union Gas. "But more importantly, CNG has the potential to benefit the broader provincial economy as it looks for economic solutions to reduce carbon, lower emissions and remain competitive."
CNG is the cleanest burning transportation fuel on the market today. It is cleaner than petroleum based products and produces the fewest emissions of all other fuels and contains significantly less pollutants than diesel. These environmental attributes make it the ideal fuel to displace dirtier burning diesel from the transportation sector which is one of the largest source of carbon emissions in Ontario.
"As a city we are committed to tackling climate change and collaborations with companies such as Union Gas will help us achieve our goals," said London Mayor Matt Brown. "I am so pleased to see Union Gas begin to convert their fleet and lend a hand to London as we work towards becoming a greener city."
CNG is the smart and affordable choice for fleet vehicles, transit buses, school buses, waste disposal trucks, delivery vehicles, and more. With CNG, municipalities and businesses can save on fuel costs, reduce emission levels, and see vehicle life extended. As Ontario implements the Climate Change Action Plan natural gas will provide many opportunities to contribute to a more energy-efficient and prosperous low-carbon economy. For more information, visit uniongas.com/ngtransport.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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