CNG vs. LNG: how to choose your natural gas fuel type
Should you fuel with compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG)? It depends on fuel availability, existing fuelling station locations, the type and size of your vehicles and your required driving range.
Comparing CNG and LNG
|What it is:||natural gas that’s been piped to a compression facility||natural gas that’s been cooled to -162 °C to become a liquid|
|Best for:||medium-duty vehicles travelling a moderate distance between refuelling||the best choice when extended driving range is required, because an LNG tank holds 2.5 times more fuel than a similar sized CNG tank|
|How it’s delivered:||delivered through our natural gas system to various dispensing stations across BC|
delivered from our LNG storage facilities by tank truck to:
LNG fuelling process
CNG fuelling process
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 our LNG facilities.
Building a fuelling station
1LNG delivery is an optional service that FortisBC can provide to you at a regulated rate.