Fortis BC Looks To Prince George

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Fortis BC Looks To Prince George

The City has sent a letter of support for a Fortis BC LNG/CNG fueling station in Prince George. The company recently made a presentation to Council, outlining its plans to apply to Natural Resources Canada under the federal government’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, announced in the most recent budget. The federal government will commit up to $1 million for LNG/CNG fueling stations.
In its letter of support, the City says such a station would provide further benefits of diesel blending and bulk storage for northern remote communities.
“Additionally, the City of Prince George is interested in partnering with Fortis BC regarding the possibility of using LNG/CNG fuels in City fleet vehicles. Both of these opportunities would greatly benefit Prince George, as well as communities in northern British Columbia,” the letter states.
It goes on to state:
“The objective of the Natural Resources Canada grant is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector by increasing the use of lower carbon vehicles and fuels in Canada along key
transportation corridors. Prince George is located at the junction of the north-south Highway 97 and east-west Highway 16, offering superior transportation connectivity for an LNG or CNG fueling station.”
The deadline to apply to NRC is July 8 and, if approved, Fortis BC says such a facility could be built within a year.

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