May 19, 2004
Clean-Burning Economical Alternative
The City of Moose Jaw is saving
thousands of dollars a year and reducing emissions with
natural gas vehicles (NGVs) which are a viable,
economical and environmentally-friendly fuel option for
SaskEnergy's sixth natural gas
refuelling station in Saskatchewan officially opened
today in Moose Jaw for the convenience of City of Moose
Jaw and other natural gas vehicles, selling an
equivalent litre of natural gas at 48.9 cents.
"We've got the answer for fleet vehicle
owners who would like a clean-burning and economical
fuel," said Doug Kelln, Senior Vice President,
SaskEnergy Distribution Utility. "SaskEnergy is pleased
to be working in partnership with the City of Moose Jaw
to give their fleet vehicles this affordable option.
With the City of Moose Jaw's leadership role in
converting to natural gas vehicles, SaskEnergy is able
to provide their vehicles with a new, safe and
easy-to-access natural gas cardlock station."
The City of Moose Jaw has embarked on a
natural gas vehicles program involving the conversion of
18 vehicles over a period of four years. These natural
gas vehicles will reduce smog-causing emissions by half
and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent compared
to traditional gas and diesel burning vehicles.
The opening of the Moose Jaw Natural Gas
Refuelling Station on High Street West means Compressed
Natural Gas is available 24 hours a day through a
cardlock system to the City of Moose Jaw and other Moose
Jaw fleets interested in using natural gas vehicles.
"I am very pleased to announce the
opening of Moose Jaw's Natural Gas Refuelling Station.
As we all know, natural gas is one of Saskatchewan's
most valuable resources," said Moose Jaw Mayor Al
Schwinghamer. "We are proud to work with SaskEnergy to
provide our City vehicles with natural gas, a clean
burning fuel alternative."
This facility is in addition to the
existing stations in North Battleford, Prince Albert,
Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton. The Moose Jaw Natural Gas
Refuelling Station can service one vehicle at a time,
and filling time is approximately five minutes.
A variety of vehicles in the province
such as school buses, street sweepers, trucks and ice
resurfacers already use natural gas. Natural gas is
ideal for fleet vehicles that return to a central point
daily and can share a fuelling station.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (306) 777-9842