Vehicles fill up at UK’s first CNG station

Heavy Good Vehicles (HGVs) have started filling up from the first high-pressure, grid-connected compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Lancashire. Waitrose, which is a major customer of the site, has filled up […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Heavy Good Vehicles (HGVs) have started filling up from the first high-pressure, grid-connected compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Lancashire.

Waitrose, which is a major customer of the site, has filled up its fleet of lorries.

The facility, which boasts a high-pressure connection delivered by National Grid, is capable of refuelling more than 500 HGVs per day.

Located on the M6, the CNG filling station also supplies 100% renewable biomethane (Bio-CNG).

CNG Fuels built the station and National Grid delivered the high-pressure connection.

Philip Fjeld, Director at CNG Fuels said: “Even though the price of diesel and petrol has recently plummeted, the wholesale price of natural gas has also dropped and our customers can still enjoy a pump price of CNG at our Leyland station that is more than 30% cheaper than the equivalent price of one litre of diesel.

“Using natural gas also cuts CO2 emissions by more than 20% and if fleets choose to fuel their trucks with Bio-CNG, they will be running on 100% renewable gas.”