Gas Networks Ireland and Applegreen have joined forces to develop two publicly-accessible, fast-fill Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Portlaoise and in Tipperary, in a deal worth €2 million.
The two stations will be strategically located along the M7 motorway, accessible from both directions of travel, with one at Applegreen’s forecourt in Midway, Portlaoise at exit 17 and the other located at junction 27 at Applegreen’s premises in Birdhill, Co. Tipperary.
CNG which is a natural gas is a proven alternative to diesel or petrol and will both reduce transport costs by up to 25% for drivers, as well as carbon emissions, the fuel company said.
"Working with Applegreen to deliver two more publicly accessible CNG refuelling stations is another milestone in our efforts to develop a clean fuel option for Ireland’s commercial fleet transport sector," said Declan O’Sullivan, programme delivery manager with Gas Networks Ireland.
"With the first public CNG station in Dublin Port operational, the second public CNG station constructed and another seven public CNG stations currently being developed, Ireland’s HGV and bus operators can now choose a cleaner fuel alternative."
Construction on the project will get underway this summer with both stations expected to be in operation by the end of 2020.
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