Environmental benefits of LNG or CNG-fuelled truck fleets
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
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
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.