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Environmental benefits and safety

Cleaner fuel for cleaner air

Converting your fleets and vehicles to natural gas not only helps the province meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, but also helps improve air quality1 in the communities you serve.​
  • Natural gas burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, which can result in less pollution and greenhouse gases.2
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the principal greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, are reduced by 15 to 25 per cent.2,3
  • Natural gas vehicles emit virtually no particulate matter, the harmful microscopic component of air pollution that penetrates deeply into the lungs.4

With renewable natural gas (or biomethane), you can reduce the environmental impact of your operations even further. It costs a little extra, but can help to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created by your fleet. Learn more about renewable natural gas

The safe choice5 

With many built-in safety features, natural gas vehicles have a track record of safe operation.
 
A sealed system and thorough testing for extreme temperature and stress conditions ensures on-vehicle fuel storage systems do not leak. But in the event of a fuel leak, these systems are designed to automatically shut down. A sealed system is also created between the fuel dispenser and vehicle during refuelling. Fuel will not flow unless the fuel dispenser is properly connected to the vehicle, which helps reduce the risk of fuel leaks.
 

Other safety features

Fuelling site contamination is virtually eliminated with above ground fuel storage tanks for both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) stations. If there is a leak, the fuel will rise into the atmosphere so there is no risk to soil or groundwater. In the event of an LNG leak, the fuel could pool, so containment structures are used around LNG tanks to contain any leaked fuel. The LNG will then change from a liquid to a gas and vent into the atmosphere. Monitoring systems are also used to monitor fuelling station conditions 24 hours a day.