NGC CNG Company Limited, incorporated in 2013 by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago with the mandate to build more Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations and increase the number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the country, has reopened a station closed for a major upgrade and added a new station, bringing the total number of public CNG refueling locations to ten.
Both stations were opened on Friday December 9th. NGC CNG President Curtis Mohammed and his staff were on hand to turn on the CNG supply at NP Carrousel in San Fernando, South Trinidad and NP Ramco in Orange Grove, East of the capital Port of Spain. Both stations are located along major roadways and offer drivers a convenient filling option.
NP Carrousel in South Trinidad has been upgraded over the past few months with new compression, storage and dispensing equipment. The reopening of the CNG supply was welcomed by hundreds of CNG users in the busy southern city, as there was only one other CNG station.
NP Ramco in Orange Grove is a new addition to an existing conventional fuel station and has the potential to accommodate a substantial volume of traffic.
Earlier this year the CNG supply at NP St Christopher’s on Wrightson Rd in Port of Spain was opened. Currently there are 10 operating CNG stations across Trinidad.
There are over 3000 vehicles powered by CNG in Trinidad and Tobago including 35 public transport buses. Apart from CNG station openings, NGC CNG Company Limited was tasked to open at least 17,500 more CNG vehicles in Phase one of a plan which would reduce the country’s dependence on liquid fuels.
(Source: NGC CNG)