Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) looking to use natural gas will be able to fill up close to junction 28 on the M6 in Lancashire as CNG Fuels has secured planning permission for the UK’s largest CNG station which is expected to open in the last quarter of 2015.
The new facility, which can also supply 100% renewable biomethane, will be the first high pressure connected, public-access natural gas station in the UK, capable of refueling five hundred plus HGVs per day, or as much as 3,500 kg of CNG per hour. CNG dispensed from local transmission system (LTS) connected stations is the lowest cost fuel available to HGVs.
“Because the new station is directly connected to a high pressure gas pipeline we can ‘fast-fill’ hundreds of HGVs a day. We plan to rollout additional public-access LTS CNG stations in the years ahead, meaning more companies can switch to CNG or Bio-CNG. Companies that choose gas will then be paying a lot less for fuel and also making big greenhouse gas savings,” said Philip Fjeld from CNG Fuels.
Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, has a regional distribution centre (RDC) less than one mile from Leyland LTS CNG station and will be the anchor customer for the CNG station. CNG Fuels will also be supplying to the HGVs of Brit European at the new station.
Source: CNG Fuels