Union Gas Ltd., a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario, has launched its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its London office.
Located at 109 Commissioners Rd., the station offers CNG 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,” says Mike Shannon, vice president of distribution operations for 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.”
Union Gas considers CNG to be the “smart and affordable choice” for fleet vehicles, transit buses, school buses, waste disposal trucks, delivery vehicles, and more looking to displace dirtier-burning diesel from the transportation sector, which is one of the largest sources 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,” says 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.”