“Tas Gas has made a substantial commitment to demonstrate the viability of natural gas for vehicles and to highlight its benefits. The two vehicles are filled with CNG at the company’s Moonah headquarters where they have installed a small compressor”, he added.
In addition, the Minister commented that the company has ordered a larger, fast fill facility for the United Petroleum Self’s Point site that will work like the traditional service station for filling CNG vehicles. “This facility is set to start operating early in 2011, and I am also pleased that Tas Gas has generated some early interest in CNG among the Tasmanian business community,” he pointed out.
“By purchasing its own ‘highly-visible’ CNG vehicles it is putting its faith in the viability of CNG as an alternative fuel. CNG is an Australian-sourced vehicle fuel which benefits this nation’s economy and without the potential for supply disruption due to global effects.”
Source: Tasmanian Government