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Natural gas for transportation

LNG and CNG: the right choices for BC’s transportation industry

Transportation is responsible for the largest share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in BC.1 By converting truck fleets, mining vehicles, locomotives, power generators and marine vessels to liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG), we’re helping the province meet its carbon emission reduction goals—while helping operators save big on fuel costs.

Is natural gas fuel right for your fleet?

Whether you’re exploring your options, building a business case or want to learn more about our incentives and training programs, we’re here to help you make the switch to natural gas fuel.

With mature technology and an abundance of natural gas vehicle manufacturers, the time is right to make the shift. The benefits of fuelling with natural gas include:

  • Fuel cost savings
    Natural gas vehicles and marine vessels can save big on fuel costs.2

    Truck fleet operators can compare their fleet's estimated diesel cost with compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) using our fuel savings calculator.

  • Fewer GHG emissions
    GHG emissions are reduced with natural gas compared to gasoline or diesel.3

  • Quieter operation
    Natural gas vehicles are quieter than comparable diesel vehicles, benefiting drivers and the communities they operate in.4

Financial incentives for switching to CNG or LNG

We have significant financial incentives for eligible operators, to help pay for the incremental capital cost of switching to natural gas-fuelled trucks, locomotives, power generators, mining vehicles or marine vessels.



1 http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=50B908BE85E0446EB6D3C434B4C8C106
2 Based on comparison of fuel costs of diesel and FortisBC Rate 6 (fuelling station) from 2000 to 2018. For more historical petroleum price data, see M.J. Ervin and Associates: https://charting.kentgroupltd.com/#dataAnalytics
3 http://cngva.org/natural-gas-vehicles-canada/environmental-benefits/
4 https://www.canadasnaturalgas.ca/en/natural-gas-potential/transportation-opportunity