ADNOC Distribution has opened its first dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station. Located on Al Falah Street on Abu Dhabi Island, the station has been fully renovated to provide natural gas vehicles (NGVs) with convenient refueling in the city center. CNG is offered at 30 ADNOC service stations across the country, including Al Zahiyah Station, as part of a strategic relocation of CNG fueling to more convenient, dedicated locations that provide NGV customers with a wider array of 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,” said Bader Saeed Al Lamki CEO, ADNOC Distribution. “The new station aims to bring convenient, inner-city access to CNG fueling, with four dedicated pumps. We now have seven stations offering CNG located on Abu Dhabi Island, and many more throughout the UAE.”
ADNOC Distribution has been offering the alternative fuel at its service stations for more than a decade, with the first NGV conversions conducted in September 2010. To date, over 10,000 vehicles have been converted to operate on CNG. CNG burns more efficiently than conventional fuels, helping to reduce pollution and carbon footprint. It is also 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 – adhering 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 Standardization and Metrology.