The new refuelling station involves an investment of over one million dollars and is the first of its kind in Canberra, according to ActewAGL’s press release. In addition, it offers the local transport industry the opportunity to consider CNG-powered vehicles as a viable option.
“While natural gas is commonly used in Australia to heat homes, generate electricity and power industries, it is also a realistic alternative to conventional petrol and diesel as a road transport fuel. CNG offers a range of benefits, including being a cost-effective fuel alternative, provides high vehicle efficiency, is a safe transport fuel and is more environmentally friendly,” stated ActewAGL manager gas networks Macleay Connelly.
The executive also highlighted that the Australian market is currently offering an important number of OEM NGVs, with Mercedes Benz and Isuzu among other automakers, and that even more vehicles are expected to be available in the near future. “Conversion of existing or new vehicles is also available using the latest CNG technologies and authorised conversion specialists,” he added.