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CNG & LNG fuelling for truck fleets

​Leader of the pack

Looking to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions as well as your fuelling costs? Natural gas has become the natural choice for leading fleet operators around the world. Advances in technology have paved the way for ultra-low emission natural gas engines and advanced fuel storage systems, so you can shrink your operating costs and your environmental footprint.

Fuelling your fleet with natural gas means lower emissions




​BC’s transportation industry is responsible for the largest share of provincial greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 per cent compared to diesel and gasoline.1

Switching to natural gas fuel can also improve air quality: natural gas vehicles emit virtually no particulate matter, and they emit up to 95 per cent less nitrogen oxides (NOx).1

Renewable Natural Gas fuel for even greater environmental benefits

Want to reduce emissions even more? Ask us about Renewable Natural Gas, made in BC from local organic waste. We’ve teamed up with farmers, food producers and municipalities like the City of Surrey and the City of Kelowna to create this sustainable energy source.

Fuelling your fleet with natural gas means lower fuel costs



​You need every edge you can get to stay competitive—keeping your fuel costs down will help keep you ahead of the pack.

As of May 2018, natural gas is about 75¢ per diesel litre equivalent. Compare that with average diesel costs of $1.20 per litre.2

Want to know how much you could save by converting your fleet to natural gas? Check out our fuel savings calculator.

Carbon credits for natural gas customers

Like gasoline or diesel, natural gas for transportation is subject to the BC carbon tax. But since natural gas is a lower carbon fuel, it’s taxed at a lower rate. And natural gas customers may be eligible to earn and sell carbon credits under the BC Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation.3

Financial incentives for natural gas fleets

Considering investing in natural gas vehicles? With the fuel savings of natural gas, you could achieve a payback period of three to four years.4 We can help you reduce that payback period even further, with our significant financial incentives:

CNG vs. LNG: which fuel should you be using?

Whether your fleet should be converted to CNG or LNG depends on the type and size of your vehicles, and how far you need to drive them. The location of existing fuelling stations and fuel availability may also play a factor.

Talk to us about your operation, and we’ll help you decide which fuel is right for your needs.

Natural gas fuelling stations in BC

To see where you can fuel your vehicles, check out our CNG and LNG fuelling station map. New stations are under development, so ask us if there’s one coming near you.

We can also help design and construct a fuelling station at your work site. Learn about our fuelling station services, and ask us what we recommend for your unique needs.

Natural gas maintenance facility services

Whether you want to retrofit your existing maintenance facility or build a new one for your natural gas truck fleet, we can help you do it right. In fact, we wrote a guide on safety upgrades for maintenance facilities serving commercial fleet CNG/LNG vehicles.

Training your staff on natural gas technology

Training your staff on new technology can be a daunting task. That’s why we offer CNG and LNG training courses delivered by a professional educator, free of charge.  We’ll do everything we can to set your team up for success.

Helping you get on the road with natural gas

We’ve helped fleet operators across BC make the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG), and we’ll help you too—we can support you with creating a business case, as well as determining which financial incentives you’ll be eligible for. We’ll provide all the support you need to get on the road with natural gas.

Contact us to learn more

Arvind Ramakrishnan
Senior Manager, Business Growth NGT, Regional LNG
Tel: 604-592-8210
Email: arvind.ramakrishnan@fortisbc.com 



1https://www.nwga.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NWGA_FactsWEB-FINAL.pdf  - see page 12
2Fuel costs based on FortisBC rates as of March 2018, and average cost of diesel per litre in BC as of March 2018. Based on an assumption of $0.75/diesel litre equivalent for natural gas and a diesel price of $1.20/litre.
3https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/electricity-alternative-energy/transportation-energies/renewable-low-carbon-fuels    
4https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/undergraduateresearch/52966/items/1.0103563