Canada’s top natural gas producer, Tourmaline Oil Corp., has inked an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build out a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Western Canada. 

As part of the joint development agreement, California-based Clean Energy and Tourmaline would each contribute $26.2 million to construct up to 20 CNG stations over the next five years. If all 20 stations are ready by 2028, CNG said it could fuel about 3,000 natural gas vehicles daily.

“Across our operations, we have achieved significant emission reductions and cost savings by displacing higher-emitting fuels with natural gas,” Tourmaline CEO Michael Rose noted. 

The Calgary-based exploration and production company reduced its direct emissions intensity 41% from 2013-2021, while...