-More than 250 NGV’s
-Over 4 refuelling stations
-CNG playing an increasing role throughout the region
Status of CNG in UAE
Currently there is one public CNG filling station in Abu Dhabi which is installed on an existing liquid fuel forecourt. This station is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and has a capacity of refueling approximately 200 vehicles/day. This station has been operational since June 2005. At present there is one dedicated CNG conversion center in the city of Abu Dhabi and currently approximately 50 vehicles have been converted, majority of which are taxies.
The government of Abu Dhabi has extensive plans to encourage the use of Natural Gas as an alternative automotive fuel and the mandate to expand the industry has been given to ADNOC, who intend to set up another 10-12 CNG fueling stations during 2006. In this regard pre- qualification of bidders is already been completed and the tenders are supposed to be issued by June 2006.
In the emirate of Sharjah the state owned Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) has set up a dedicated CNG fueling station for their vehicles. The station was commissioned in March 2006 and currently approximately 200 vehicles belonging to the SEWA fleet have been
converted to CNG and are using this refueling facility.