Environmental benefits of LNG or CNG-fuelled truck fleets

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BC’s transportation industry is responsible for the largest share of provincial greenhouse gas emissions, and fuelling with natural gas is one way to reduce those emissions.

By the numbers: the environmental benefits of fuelling with LNG or CNG1

  • Natural gas fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from trucks by up to 30 per cent compared to diesel and gasoline.
  • Natural gas vehicles emit up to 95 per cent less nitrogen oxides (NOx).
  • 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 virtually no particulate matter, the harmful microscopic component of air pollution that penetrates deeply into the lungs.

1Source: Northwest Gas Association, Natural gas facts—page 12