Europe’s biggest natural gas refuelling station for HGV’s has opened at Warrington, it was announced today.
The station is at Omega South, on the M62 and is one of four operated by CNG Fuels, who plan to add another six to eight stations over the next 12 months as it expands its network of HV refuelling stations to meet growing demand.
They say demand for renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG), the low-carbon and low-cost alternative to diesel for HGVs, has soared 800 per cent since 2017 and is set to more than double this year.
The new station at Warrington and another at Northampton are capable of refuelling over 1,000 HGVs a day, more than doubling the 600-a-day capacity of existing stations at Leyland, and Crewe.
CNG Fuels claims it has helped haulers save 55,000 tonnes of CO2 since it began supplying renewable and sustainable Bio-CNG in 2017. That’s expected to rise to 90,000 tonnes by the end of this year as demand increases by more than double, thanks to major brands such as John Lewis Partnership, parcel company Hermes, and Home Bargains committing to switching from diesel.