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Choosing the right fuel

How to choose your fuel type

There are many factors to consider when deciding which fuel to use for your fleet. These include:

  • availability of fuel
  • location of fuelling stations
  • type and size of your vehicles
  • your required driving range

The type of station equipment needed to refuel a natural gas vehicle differs depending on whether the fuel is in a compressed or liquefied form.

Compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities are less expensive to build than permanent liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. CNG facilities typically get their supply directly from the utility’s existing infrastructure, while LNG has to be trucked from an LNG storage facility to a permanent or mobile fuelling station on your site.

Of the five LNG storage facilities in Canada, FortisBC owns and operates the only two in Western Canada—the Mt. Hayes storage facility on Vancouver Island and the Tilbury LNG plant in Delta. Learn more about these facilities.

Which type of natural gas fuel is right for your fleet?