To meet the demand for natural gas used for fueling vehicle fleets, Chelsea Natural Gas Ltd. purchased 20 GE Oil & Gas CNG In A Box™ fueling systems as part of the Canadian energy company’s efforts to develop the country’s natural gas fueling infrastructure. This order marks the first entry of GE’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling solution into Canada.
Chelsea Natural Gas, a leader in Canada’s CNG industry, specializes in expanding public use of natural gas as a transportation fuel as an abundant, reliable and cleaner-burning source of energy alternative to diesel or gasoline. The company plans to use GE’s CNG fueling stations in a semi-private “card lock” format to address the need in Canada for shared fueling stations by smaller fleet owners, ensuring the conversion to natural gas vehicles makes sense economically. The first units will be delivered in December 2013 to one of Chelsea Natural Gas’s new fueling stations scheduled to open in the spring of 2014.
“In Canada, where commercial fleets are smaller, it is hard for individual fleet operators to justify the expense of building their own natural gas refueling facilities,” said Steve Carmichael, CEO of Chelsea Natural Gas. “GE’s CNG In A Box solution allows us to offer a cost-effective way for vehicle fleet operators to take that first step in taking advantage of the economic and environmental benefits that come with using natural gas as a transportation fuel.”