KELOWNA – FortisBC, together with Environmental 360 Solutions (E360S), is opening the first 24/7 public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station on September 30th.

The grand opening is expected to provide a behind-the-scences look at the operations of the station, and provide better understanding of the benefits of using natural gas in the transportation sector.

CNG fuel is natural gas that has been piped to a compression facility and is ideal for medium-duty vehicles travelling a moderate distance between refuelling. Vehicles like waste haulers, transit busses, school busses, passenger cars like the Honda Civic GX, and pickup trucks like the Ford F150 can all be fueled by CNG.

Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET Model estimates that vehicles run on CNG and LNG emit approximately 6% to 11% lower levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than gasoline powered vehicles throughout the fuel life cycle.