Clean Energy Partners to Establish Fueling Network in Ontario
Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership and its industry partner Clean Energy Fuels announced they have built a network of three CNG fueling stations at Flying J and Husky travel centers along Ontario’s Highway 401.
This network of CNG stations will provide heavy-duty truck fleets with convenient access to one of the most affordable and clean transportation fuels commercially available, along some of the most heavily trafficked truck routes in Ontario.
“The transportation industry represents one of the largest challenges in achieving emission reduction targets for its sector,” said Mike Shannon, Vice President of Storage, Transmission & IMO, Enbridge, on behalf of Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership. “Today, about 11 million passenger and commercial vehicles regularly travel Ontario roads. These CNG stations are amongst the first along the Hwy. 401 corridor and will provide a more affordable and cleaner-burning fuel alternative, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and giving fleet owners an incentive to consider moving away from conventional fuels such as gasoline and diesel.”
The three CNG stations are located at:
- Husky Travel Centre, Windsor –this location is the busiest border crossing in North America linking to the U.S. Midwest.
- Flying J, between London and Woodstock –this stretch of highway connects Highways 401, 402 and 403 with access to major U.S. border crossings.
- Flying J, Napanee in Eastern Ontario –this section of highway provides connectivity to Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. border crossings.
The support from the federal government on this project was a critical resource in recognizing the important role that natural gas offerings play in providing affordable emission reduction choices for our country. Natural Resources Canada, through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, contributed $3 million in total to the three stations.
“These stations provide transport companies with cleaner options to move their goods ̶ cutting costs, reducing pollution and improving productivity,” said Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “Our Government is committed to growing the infrastructure needed to make it easier and more convenient for Canadians to drive electric and alternative fuel vehicles.”
The London CNG station, located at one of the busiest travel center’s in the province, will offer renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel supply chain from StormFisher Environmental Ltd., a nearby biogas facility. This station was designed and built in a manner that allows for efficient expansion to accommodate growth in this market.
“StormFisher operates an anaerobic digestion facility in London, Ontario ideally situated next to a medium pressure distribution pipeline a short distance from the new London CNG station,” said Brandon Moffatt, Vice-President, Development & Operations, StormFisher Environmental Ltd. “This partnership with Union Energy Solutions allows us to divert organic and agricultural waste from landfill, and repurpose it into renewable natural gas, creating a sustainable and carbon-neutral fuel source for a variety of service vehicles.”
Clean Energy designed and built the three CNG stations. With a network of over 530 natural gas fueling stations, Clean Energy owns and/or operates facilities in 43 U.S. states and other provinces in Canada.