Largest CNG Filling Station in UK to Be Launched
Friday 8th March is the official Launch of the UK’s largest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Filling Station, located in Crewe.
Attended by MP Edward Timpson, this event will also host the largest collection of CNG trucks and vans ever seen in the UK, with trucks from a number of manufacturers, including Mercedes Benz, DAF and Volvo and vans from VW, Mercedes and Iveco.
Both natural gas CNG and renewable CNG (also known as bio-CNG) are now available in Crewe, with a cost per mile saving of 30% – 40% compared to diesel. The combination of bio-CNG and the new gas vehicles that are now available in the UK, means that saving of up to 80% in terms of overall ‘well to wheel’ CO2 emissions is possible. For trucks, buses and vans running on 100% natural gas, a carbon neutral option is available, with the UK now able to follow a model that has been successful in Sweden.
CNG Services MD, John Baldwin said, “with significant volumes of biomethane now being injected into the UK gas grid and huge growth forecast over the next three years, the time is right to switch to bio-CNG as a fuel for vans, trucks and buses. The £10 billion UK gas grid allows this carbon neutral fuel to be delivered directly to distribution depots and stations like Crewe – the UK can aim to shift its trucks, buses and vans onto Bio-CNG by 2030, meeting our renewable targets and at the same time removing the air pollution from diesel vehicles.”
LNG World News Staff, March 01, 2013; Image: CNG Services