Compressed Natural Gas
Canada has 41 public refueling stations for compressed natural gas (CNG). These stations are located in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. The majority of natural gas refueling is dispensed at existing retail gasoline stations that have a separate refueling island for CNG. The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance provides station listings by province.
In Canada, CNG must be sold by weight. Public station dispensers display natural gas pricing in cents per kilogram. One kilogram of natural gas has the same amount of energy as 1.516 litres of gasoline. To convert pricing to a cents-per-gasoline-litre equivalent, use the calculator below.
The amount of energy in a litre of diesel is greater than the amount of energy in a litre of gasoline. One kilogram of natural gas has the same amount of energy as 1.462 litres of diesel fuel. Use the following calculator to find out how CNG pricing compares to diesel pricing.
CNG must be dispensed at public stations in Canada at pressures no higher than 3,000 pounds per square inch. Private fleet stations in Canada can dispense CNG at 3,600 pounds per square inch, which is the pressure used at public stations in the United States. The Canadian natural gas vehicle industry is working to harmonize fill pressure between the two countries. The goal is to have all new stations in Canada, private and public, dispense CNG at 3,600 pounds per square inch.
Liquefied Natural Gas
There are three commercial truck stops in Alberta that will soon be providing liquefied natural gas (LNG) for trucks. These are Shell Flying J stations in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer. At each station, a separate fuel island dispenses LNG. Fleets with cardlock accounts will receive basic training in how to safely refuel using LNG. Both saturated and unsaturated forms of LNG are to be dispensed at the Shell Flying J stations.