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  • Just found out they are closing Chevron CNG pumps in BC?

    I use my Nexus to get gas in BC weekly, and utilize Fortis on Fraser HWY or Cloverdale, but the Chevron on Nanaimo is apparently removing their CNG pump by September. They advised it's a possibility other Chevron stations may follow.

    And sadly, Fortis changed over to a chip-only card self-serve, which is bad for the behind plain swiping American cards, lol
    ordered a chip card this week, so hopefully that will work.

    Anyone heard of other closures expected?
    Waiting to hear back from a message to the NGV Alliance.
    Last edited by starlitskies; 05-29-2015, 06:23 PM.
    '12 Civic GX
    Seattle, WA

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    yes chevron is taking all cng pumps out in bc, the one on nanaimo was the last one to my knowledge. chevron started doing this just as i bought my cng car.

    edit- this is an email i got after contacting chevrons costumer relations

    the natural gas availability at our Chevron facility was offered by a third party called CleanEnergy. Chevron has decided that it was not going to continue the relationship with CleanEnergy for various reasons. CleanEnergy still operates a number of facilities throughout the lower mainland. Please navigate to https://www.cleanenergyfuels.com to locate these facilities. Chevron would like to offer our apologies for this inconvenience to you.

    Regards,
    Hjalmar

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    • #3
      Thanks belief!
      I never heard back so good to know.

      Fortis is so inexpensive, it's preferred, but I just need to make sure it's business hours.

      I finally tried the airport station and it's a good option, if stuck. The assistant there said they used to have RCMP fleet constantly using it until they gave up CNG. Now he may see a random truck for fill, so he was shocked to see a passenger vehicle like my Civic come in.
      '12 Civic GX
      Seattle, WA

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      • #4
        Originally posted by starlitskies View Post
        Thanks belief!
        I never heard back so good to know.

        Fortis is so inexpensive, it's preferred, but I just need to make sure it's business hours.

        I finally tried the airport station and it's a good option, if stuck. The assistant there said they used to have RCMP fleet constantly using it until they gave up CNG. Now he may see a random truck for fill, so he was shocked to see a passenger vehicle like my Civic come in.
        1st and nanimo is gone, I was told by the IMW/clean energy, sales rep, last week that Cloverdale is still running, but do not know for how long.due to it being chevron. Fortus is 6 am to 6 pm . petro canada in coquitlam is still running (golden drive) the airport petro can was still running two weeks ago, and I think the petro can in North van is still runnning also. IMW/clean energy also has two card lock stations one in burnaby on norland and another in chilliwack at their office but you need to have a business to get a card for those.

        hope that helps,
        Doh, just blew a head gasket on my CNG caravan today!!

        also I think the city of surrey engineering yard still has a pump also but do not know if it is still operational if they ever sold retail.

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        • #5
          Oh no, hope it's an economical fix! I couldn't find a mechanic in BC, should have asked here.

          I actually just traded my CGX in with my Seattle dealer for a used Acura RDX, due to many reasons, but also closure/lack of stations.

          Funny part is the RDX was from Surrey and fitted for the Canadian market! Ha

          Before I sold the marshmallow, I did visit a almost all public BC stations. Some of those access spots I'd never found from your list, but all moot now
          Last edited by starlitskies; 10-28-2015, 09:44 AM.
          '12 Civic GX
          Seattle, WA

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          • #6
            Visited a trade show in Vancouver BC Saturday and RCMP had to take my GX apart at the Border. They looked at the Oregon license plates (knew I wasn't simply crossing the border to get groceries as WA residents do) and asked if I had a gun. My reply (not smart) was No - and I may make a trip to Canada next month too if I am not hassled this time. So they took my keys, wallet, had me unlock my phone and took that too. They emptied my 2004 GX and disassembled the trunk partition to check around the fuel tank. An hour later I was on my way, but the couple ahead of me missed the ferry (comes every 2 hours) to Nanaimo. The guards treated me with respect and the border entry stations have all recently undergone million dollar upgrades.

            The CNG station at the airport was a relic. IMW box filling scuba tanks. No card reader - just hook up and turn knob to activate dispenser. I wandered around to find an attendant and told him the sale was $8 - he simply rung that up and I was on my way. An antique propane dispenser was also on the CNG island. Truth is, any GX can make it to Vancouver and back to Everett WA without filling in Canada. Sales tax 12 percent. US dollar worth 72 cents. Goes to show, socialism isn't working well in either country.
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            • #7
              Wow, what a shake-down at the border. And I would worry about oil in the CNG from an old compressor like that. IMW is supposedly "oil-less" but many in the industry complain about oil carryover. You might want to clean out your GX's coalescing filter(s), especially the high pressure side. Oh, I think you meant its 72 US cents to the Canadian dollar, not the other way around I really like Canada's "loony" and "toony" coins and the colorful banknotes.

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              • #8
                Hi All. During my travels, around Metro Vancouver, I try to pop in to all Metro Vancouver Area CNG filling points to update www.cngprices.com. For those from out of town, perhaps check www.cngprices.com before visiting this area. Good luck at the Border Crossings. YEESH

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                • #10
                  Looking at Petrol Canada, their station locator yields 176 Golden Dr Coquitlam, 185 Mt Hwy N Vancouver, and 5111 Grant McConchie Wy Richmond.

                  http://retail.petro-canada.ca/en/ind...C&PC=+&R=&B=NG


                  Fortis website doesn't have a map to its stations, one of which is on cngprices at 16705 Fraser Hwy Surrey.

                  The station at 3267 Norland Av Burnaby only takes the CLEAN ENERGY card, so it is not likely of interest.

                  And the 10/06 post above says the pumps are likely removed at the CHEVRON station at 17780 56th Ave Cloverdale.

                  With this little amount of activity in BC Canada, I conclude (1) that it is not too difficult to check status by driving to the stations and (2) all destinations can be reached with a full fill in Everett WA anyway.
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                  • #11
                    CHEVRON station at 17780 56th Ave Cloverdale. still up and running , they spent a chunk of change about a year ago to rebuild the compressor spoke to the owner of the station and said they had no plans of getting rid of it. fortus got a new retail pump recently card processes faster now but no debit card does take visa prepaid apparently.

                    seems to be an dramatic increase in garbage trucks filling at all the local stations.

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