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Union Gas CNG Station at Old Toh Tuck Road

The world’s largest CNG Station is officially opened on 9 September 2009 in Singapore. The $16 million station has a total of 46 CNG nozzles; two more than the previous biggest CNG station in Bangkok, Thailand. There are 44 hoses serving CNG cars and the other 2 are used to refuel heavy-duty vehicles such as buses and trucks.

C-NERGY station is powered by 4 Galileo Microbox Compressors, each with a capacity of 2,300 Sm3/hr, bringing the total capacity of the station to 9,200Sm3/hr. The station has also incorporated with a GALILEO Virtual Pipeline System which allows Union to transport CNG to upcoming daughter stations and industries, where there is no access to natural gas pipelines.

The CNG compression and dispensing equipment manufactured by the market leader CNG GALILEO is supplied by C. Melchers. Having built the CNG refilling facility at SembGas/SPC Station at Jalan Buroh in 2007, C. Melchers continues to expand more CNG refilling station nationwide by building the largest CNG station of the world.

Besides providing CNG solutions, C. Melchers is one of Singapore’s leading CNG conversion companies, under the well established franchise www.cng.com.sg.

About C. Melchers GmbH & Co.

C. Melchers GmbH & Co. is a 203 year old German Trading and Engineering company. Their diversified portfolio includes the Oil & Gas Division which primarily deals in Natural Gas related products and solutions.

C. Melchers is involved in the design, consultation and engineering of CNG stations up to full CNG turn-key solutions. Additionally they also supply CNG equipment, CNG trailers and dedicated CNG vehicles. C. Melchers also operates the largest CNG conversion franchise in Singapore under their cng.com.sg trademark.

About C-Nergy Station

C-NERGY is owned and operated by LPG Gas distributor and taxi operator Union Energy. It is the first full-service CNG station in Singapore where customers are also provided with additional facilities, such as a convenience store, a motor workshop (AUTOTECHNIK) and a car wash.

Moreover, the location of the station is very convenient. It is located near to the key expressway such as BKE and PIE. With minutes away from Town, CNG users now have more access to CNG refilling. The other CNG filling locations are Jurong Island, Jalan Buroh, Mandai Link and Serangoon North.

Union Energy Corporation Pte Ltd currently owns and operates 2,600 Trans-Cab taxis in Singapore with 500 already run on CNG. Managing director of Union Energy, Teo Kiang Ang, aims to increase the number to 2,000 CNG taxis within one or two years. C-NERGY is Union Energy’s first foray into the market of CNG refilling stations, however, they have similar upcoming projects in the northern and possibly somewhere eastern part of Singapore.