If approved, commercial customers will be able to safely and economically refuel their CNG fleet vehicles, such as buses and refuse trucks, on their own premises, using stations provided by Terasen Gas at rates regulated by the BCUC.
“Our application to provide natural gas fuelling services for fleet vehicles is a further demonstration that natural gas is an economically-viable, environmentally-friendly and convenient fuel source for the transportation sector,” said Doug Stout, Vice President, Energy Solutions and External Relations at Terasen Gas.
The executive added: “As a forward-thinking organization committed to helping address B.C.’s climate action goals through innovative energy solutions, we are working towards facilitating the use of low carbon natural gas”.
Using a model developed by Natural Resources Canada to calculate greenhouse gas emissions, a CNG-powered refuse truck driven 45,000 kilometres per year is estimated to produce about 15 fewer tonnes of carbon emissions annually than its diesel counterpart. At current prices, natural gas is approximately 40 per cent less expensive than diesel, resulting in significant operating cost savings.
Moreover, Terasen Gas is currently waiting on a decision from the BCUC on an application to upgrade biomethane in Salmon Arm and Abbotsford cities.
Source: Terasen Gas