Natural gas fleet workshop series announced across Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Six natural gas fleet workshops will be held across Canada during February 2014 with a focus on medium- and heavy-duty factory-built natural gas vehicles. The half-day workshops are supported by Natural Resources Canada's ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels program.  These workshops aim to give fleets much needed information on operating compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles including project implementation information as well as details regarding economic and environmental benefits.

"Natural gas for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is one of the biggest made-in-Canada environmental stories of the decade" says Douglas Stout, Vice President of FortisBC and Chair of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance. "Canadian innovation created the engines that can replace diesel with natural gas, and this technology is being used to transform the heavy vehicle transportation sector in North America. Switching to natural gas is a strategy that all fleet owners should be considering."

Operating fleet vehicles on natural gas can make transportation companies more competitive and help municipal fleets become greener and cleaner. Heavy vehicles are one of Canada's fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas vehicles reduce emissions by up to 20 percent compared to diesel vehicles. There are an estimated 50 models of factory-built trucks and buses to choose from.

To learn more about upcoming fleet workshops, visit www.gowithnaturalgas.ca, call 1-844-242-8485 or click on any of the links below for workshop details.

VGN 101 in Laval, QC - February 13, 2014 (conducted in French)
NGV 101 Workshop in London, ON - February 18, 2014
NGV 101 Workshop in Mississauga, ON - February 19, 2014
Natural Gas Refuse Trucks Workshop in Calgary, AB - February 19, 2014
VGN 101 in Drummondville, QC - February 20, 2014 (conducted in French)
Heavy Transport Workshop in Vancouver, BC - February 26, 2014

SOURCE The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

For further information:

Angus Taylor
Western Region
WesternNGVhub@c-3.ca
1-844-242-8485

Eric Lessard
Eastern Region
EasternNGVhub@marcon.qc.ca
1-844-242-8485

Steve Leenders
Francophone Region
CarrefourVGN@marcon.qc.ca
1-844-242-8485

Suzanne Zarraga
Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance
Suzanne.Zarraga@cngva.org
1-613-564-0181