LNG for mining vehicles

You can reduce emissions and fuel costs when using liquefied natural gas (LNG) rather than diesel.

LNG fuel rates 

Natural gas rates for transportation are similar to rates for our residential and commercial customers. We buy natural gas on the open market and do not mark up the cost of gas—you pay what we pay. We review rates regularly with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) and the BCUC must approve any changes to our rates.

A typical rate for LNG fuelling includes:

  • Delivery charge: the charge to deliver gas through our system.
  • Commodity charge: the cost per gigajoule of gas you use. (One gigajoule is equivalent to 25.9 litres of diesel.1)
  • Basic charge: a flat daily fee that partially recovers the fixed cost of our system and service.
  • Fuelling charge: a regulated cost of service based on your fuelling station costs and minimum volume commitment.

Like gasoline or diesel, natural gas for transportation is subject to the B.C. carbon tax. Since natural gas is a lower-carbon fuel, it’s taxed at a lower rate.

Payback period: recouping your vehicle upgrade investment 

While natural gas vehicles have a higher initial cost, the fuel cost savings offered by natural gas vehicles—when compared to fuelling with diesel—can mean a three- to four-year payback period. Your payback timing will depend on vehicle type, fuel consumption and annual mileage.

Benefits of fuelling with LNG

Fuelling with LNG can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs compared to fuelling with diesel.

Learn more about the benefits of LNG-fuelled mining trucks.

Questions? We’re here to help. 

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1Calculation based on GHGenius model, which is based on Canadian fuel and supply sources.