Most natural gas refuelling stations dispense standard CNG and are usually connected directly to the National Grid. In some cases, the gas is delivered to the site by road tanker. Other refueling stations specialise in dispensing LNG, which is delivered to the station by road tanker.

How to Refuel

Refuelling with natural gas and biomethane is straightforward and safe, and usually takes no longer than filling up a diesel vehicle. Drivers should be given training on how to refuel, including working with compressed gases (CNG/ Bio-CNG) and cold temperatures (LNG/ Bio-LNG). Natural gas is lighter than air so leakages vent to the atmosphere rather than pooling on the ground, giving a safety advantage over conventional liquid fuels.

Where to Refuel

Refuelling can either take place at your own depot if you have a refuelling station installed, or at a commercial refuelling facility. For more information on installing a depot refuelling station see Getting Connected. To find your nearest refuelling station use the Gas Vehicle Hub map.

Cost of Refuelling

CNG is available at a cheaper price than diesel, in part because of a preferential rate of fuel duty. Like any fuel, the cost of CNG is variable so please contact a gas supplier for the latest pricing. See Costs and Emissions for information on gas vehicle total cost of ownership.