Environmental benefits of fuelling with LNG

Converting to liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling helps the province meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and helps improve air quality in the communities you serve.

  • Natural gas burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, which can result in less pollution and greenhouse gases.
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the principal greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, are reduced by up to 30 per cent.
  • Natural gas vehicles emit up to 95 per cent less nitrogen oxides (NOx).
  • Natural gas vehicles emit virtually no particulate matter, the harmful microscopic component of air pollution that penetrates deeply into the lungs.

Source: Northwest Gas Association, Natural gas facts—page 12

1Renewable Natural Gas (also called RNG or biomethane) is produced in a different manner than conventional natural gas. It is derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste from landfills, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities. The biogas is captured and cleaned to create Renewable Natural Gas.