Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership will build three compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations along Ontario's busiest highway to fill a gap for CNG powered vehicles motoring between the U.S. border and Quebec City.
Union Energy Solutions, an unregulated affiliate of Union Gas Limited, an Enbridge Company, contracted Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to have the stations erected along Highway 401 at Windsor, London and Napanee.
The three stations will add to Clean Energy’s network of over 530 natural gas fuelling stations that it owns and/or operates across Canada and the U.S. and are expected to initially distribute an estimated 600,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) per year.
“Building these stations on such an important commercial route will provide the necessary infrastructure and opportunity for fleets to make a successful transition to traditional and renewable natural gas which dramatically reduce GHGs versus diesel-fuelled trucks,” Sarah Van Der Paelt, vice-president, Union Energy Solutions, said in a statement.
In addition to delivering CNG and liquefied natural gas stations, Newport Beach, California-based Clean Energy sells Redeem RNG (renewable natural gas) that it believes is the cleanest transportation fuel commercially available, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70 per cent.
“Entering into this agreement with Union Energy Solutions will enable us to provide more outlets for clean natural gas, which in turn will help reduce toxic and unhealthful diesel gas emissions in the region,” added Chad Lindholm, vice-president of Sales at Clean Energy.
“This network of CNG stations will enable heavy-duty truck fleets to confidently travel these routes ensuring they have sufficient fuel as they cross Canadian and provincial borders as well as travelling into the United States.”