Transport and natural gas
Gas Networks Ireland is delivering the future of sustainable transport in Ireland
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
High emissions and the rising cost of transport has shifted focus from the traditional transport fuels of diesel and petrol to alternative fuels. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) offers a solution to Ireland’s transport fuel needs
CNG is the same efficient and affordable fuel that is used to generate our electricity, heat our homes and cook our food. It is simply compressed to fit in the fuel tank of a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV). CNG is a global alternative to diesel or petrol as a transport fuel. It has similar refuelling and operational characteristics to diesel, providing fast filling and similar travel ranges.
Why choose CNG as a transport fuel?
Natural gas is the most environmentally friendly fossil fuel available. The use of natural gas instead of more polluting fuels like diesel and petrol results in considerably lower emissions of climate changing greenhouse gases. The chemical properties of CNG compared to diesel contain significantly less polluting and harmful substances.
Cheaper by up to 35%
CNG can result in fuel cost savings of up to 35%, making it an extremely attractive alternative fuel source. The Irish Government’s Finance Bill has confirmed that a set excise duty of €9.36 per megawatt hour will be applied to CNG for the next 8 years, reflecting their commitment to promoting less polluting transport fuels. This makes CNG competitively priced compared to the fluctuating price of other fuels.
Proven and safe
CNG is a proven, reliable, and safe technology with over 19 million vehicles in operation worldwide. There has been strong growth in the developing European market recently with over 1.9 million vehicles in operation.
Quieter and quick to refuel
NGVs are quieter and experience less vibration than equivalent diesel vehicles. Their refuelling times are equivalent to that of other fuels such as diesel and petrol, so no long waits. It's also convenient as CNG is always available and never has to be stored or ordered.
Find out more
For more information, call us on 1850 411 511 or email us at email@example.com. You can also download our CNG brochure.