Contributing its bit in the overall cycle of sustainable development, Emirates Gas (EMGAS), a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has inaugurated its one-of-its-kind mini Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) daughter station at Emirates Driving Institute (EDI) in Al Qusais area of Dubai on Tuesday.
This new state-of-the-art CNG station has the storage capacity of 1,500 cubic meters and this facility is also capable of refilling approximately 200 Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) per day.
HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said, “Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the government has already laid out a blueprint for sustainable development. This future will only be achieved if we, as citizens and residents of this country, make incremental choices that are better for the environment.”
The dedicated CNG station at the EDI’s premises will provide a continuous fuel supply to their fleet of 150 CNG vehicles.
“As a fully integrated energy company, ENOC is focussed on developing capabilities across the energy value chain. For us, CNG represents a new frontier in enhancing Dubai’s energy mix, and therefore, we are investing in research, conversion and operations in this sphere,” stated Al Falasi.
This EDI unit is the second cutting-edge facility of EMGAS as earlier it had launched its first CNG daughter station with Emirates Transport in Al Qusais area last week.
“More importantly, the uptake of CNG requires a multi-faceted approach: from investment in infrastructure to research into solutions to make alternative fuel easier and cost effective. As an organisation, we are proud to say that we are practicing this comprehensive approach to help secure Dubai’s growing energy requirements,” added Al Falasi. EMGAS also owns and operates a CNG mobile filling unit which tours customer premises to distribute CNG according to their requirement.