ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has opened its first dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station, at Al Falah Street on Abu Dhabi Island.
The station at Al Falah Street has been fully renovated to offer natural gas vehicles (NGVs) access to convenient refueling in the city center. The Al Zahiyah Station, one of 30 locations where CNG is offered at ADNOC service stations across the country, is part of a strategic relocation of CNG fueling to more convenient, dedicated locations, enabling NGV customers wider options to refuel their natural gas vehicles.
“The demand for CNG has risen steadily in recent years, both with large scale businesses, including taxi companies, as well as everyday consumers. The new station aims to bring convenient, inner-city access to CNG fueling, four dedicated pumps. We now have seven stations offering CNG located on Abu Dhabi Island, and many more throughout the UAE.”
The retailer has been offering alternative fuel at its service stations for over a decade, with the first NGV conversions conducted in September 2010. To date, more than 10,000 vehicles have been converted to operate on CNG.
CNG burns more efficiently than conventional fuels, helping to reduce pollution and carbon footprint. Further, it is regarded as one of the safest, and most cost-efficient auto-fuels available.
Almost all petrol vehicles can be converted to run on CNG, in addition to regular fuel. The conversions are performed by authorized NGV Conversion Workshop operators, sticking to the highest safety standards. All conversions are further checked and certified by a Third Part Inspector agency, in line with rules and regulations under the guidance of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology.
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