Which gas to drive on?
Eesti Gaas sells two types of compressed natural gas at its filling stations.
CBM (compressed biomethane, also called green gas, rohegaas) is one hundred percent local renewable fuel, produced at Kunda from biogegradable waste.
CNG+ (compressed natural gas+, maagaas+) is a mix of imported natural gas and green gas.
The chemical composition and quality of two products are the same and both are suitable for the CNG car.
In addition, LNG or liquefied natural gas is used in transport but as of today, foremost by trucks. Passenger cars mostly use CNG.
There are other gaseous fuels, such as LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), but methane-based natural gas and green gas are the cleanest and most beneficial.
Compressed gases are sold in kilograms.
Calculate your savings!
* The new factory-equipped CNG passenger car is only about 600 € more expensive compared to the equivalent model that consumes petrol or diesel fuel.
** Installing an automobile gas (LPG) device costs around € 1,000.
See how much your trip to Estonian cities would cost with CNG car:
*4 kg/100 km; natural gas price 0.899 €/kg.
Advantages of compressed gas:
- Two times more economical. When driving on CNG, it costs about 4 euros per 100 km, whereas on petrol, the cost is around 8 euros per 100 km.
- Environmentally friendly. COG emissions from CNG are about 25% lower than for petrol. Only carbon dioxide and water vapour remain in the combustion of CNG. In the burning of petrol, poisonous carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide, hydrocarbons, carbon black and other fine particles are released in addition to CO₂.
- CNG is a pioneering biomethane that is a renewable source of energy and a significant future fuel. Biomethane is a purified biogas, the quality of which is equal to natural gas. Biogas is produced during the fermentation process of garbage, animal waste from farms, sewage sludge.
- No exhaustion to the living environment. Due to the pipeline transport of natural gas, the load on roads and railways, and the amount of exhaust gases and noise will be reduced.
- The choice of natural gas vehicles will be extended. The CNG car is by nature hybrid. A bi-fuel engine drives both gas and petrol, and when the gas runs out the car automatically switches itself to petrol. CNG vehicles are produced serially at factories, ensuring their safety and effectiveness. Many large automotive companies include CNG vehicles in their model range.
- The network of fuelling stations is expanding. Eesti Gaas CNG stations are located today in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Narva, Jõhvi, Rakvere ja Viljandi (see map) and the network is expanding all over Estonia. Other companies are also starting to build gas stations. By 2025, the goal is to cover the EU main road network with a CNG filling station every 150 km as a minimum.
- Refuelling is simple, clean and safe. Our gas stations can refuel both compressed gas cars (smaller dispenser) and trucks (bigger dispenser).