Natural gas is a proven, safe, and cost-effective transportation fuel. More than three decades of experience in Canada with natural gas in transportation has positioned it as an attractive choice for fleets interested in reducing their costs and environmental impact. With more than 15 million natural gas vehicles around the world, the use of natural gas for transportation is growing.
Canada has more than 100 years’ worth of natural gas supply at today’s level of demand. This abundant Canadian natural gas supply suggests moderate pricing and good potential for fuel cost savings for fleets that choose natural gas. Renewable natural gas produced from organic waste sources is also an emerging option. Renewable natural gas can be blended with fossil natural gas to reduce emissions and use local waste resources like biogas from landfills.
Natural gas has less energy by volume than diesel fuel and it must be compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) in order to store enough energy onboard for adequate driving range. The choice of whether to use CNG or LNG will depend on vehicle range requirements and local fuel sources.