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Grant funds installation of natural gas station in Nipigon, Ontario

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Created: April 02, 2021 12:11 PM

Natural gas stations will be installed in Nipigon, Ontario, and five other locations in Canada as part of federal grants to Envoy Energy.

The government announced Thursday that Envoy is receiving $6 million in grants for the installation of natural gas stations at six sites along the Trans-Canada Highway.  The sites are in Nipigon, Hearst and Cochrane, Ontario, as well as one each in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

The effort is intended to help the trucking industry switch vehicles from diesel to compressed natural gas, which produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other petroleum products.

"The network of CNG and RNG stations along the Trans-Canada Highway will provide the necessary refuelling infrastructure for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks to confidently travel across the country and allow more vehicles to reduce their carbon footprint," Envoy President James Ro said in a news release distributed by the Canadian government.

Envoy already offers the service at dozens of locations in the U.S. and Canada, including two gas stations in Duluth and Superior, but the company's website says there are currently no locations on the Trans-Canada Highway between Sudbury, Ontario, and Alberta.

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