Natural gas refueling station to be developed in Napanee

December 26, 2018. The Flying J gas station in Napanee, Canada, has received $1 million in funding toward the development of a compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

   It’s one of three such stations that has received funding from the federal government, and that are being developed by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership.

   The other two CNG stations will be in London and Windsor.

   According to a news release from Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio, the funding is part of the federal government’s $182.5-million investment to develop “a coast-to-coast charging network for electric vehicles and to establish natural gas stations along key transportation routes and stations for hydrogen-powered vehicles in metropolitan centres.”

   “The Flying J is a landmark for all travellers whether in Napanee or travelling along our busiest highway, the 401,” Bossio said in the release. “Alternative fuels like compressed natural gas are a key part of fighting climate change and showing that the environment and the economy go hand in hand. This is great news for Napanee, the trucking industry, and for a cleaner environment for future generations.”

   According to the release, the three CNG stations, including the one in Napanee, will be among the first along the Highway 401 corridor.