ENN Canada

  • FAQ

1.Who is ENN Canada?
  • ENN Canada is a Canadian company that opened its doors in September 2012.
  • We are focused on building Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) station infrastructure in Canada.
  • Our sister company in the United States is branded BLU.
  • ENN Canada is backed by the highly experienced ENN Group.
2.Who is ENN Group?
  • A worldwide clean energy company.
  • $10B+ in assets worldwide.
  • Subsidiaries listed on the Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Vietnam exchanges.
  • Employs over 30,000 people worldwide.
  • The largest non-pipeline natural gas transporter in China.
  • Has over 400 LNG/CNG stations.
3.Where are ENN Canada's offices?
  • Our head office is in Mississauga, ON.
  • Our West Coast office is in Calgary, AB.
4.How is ENN Canada different from its competitors?
  • ENN Canada is a Full Solution Provider - we provide a comprehensive solution including:
  • Station Construction (Public and Private)
  • Fuel Supply
  • Assistance in Acquiring LNG trucks
  • Service
  • We've developed a North American network of stations
  • We offer global expertise and extensive experience.
5.What is ENN Canada's management team experience in building a network of fuel stations?
  • Mr. Henry Cai, CEO of ENN Canada, has been with ENN Group for 16 years. He has nearly 30 years of executive management experience, and more than a decade of experience in conventional energy and renewable energy industry. Mr. Cai holds a MBA degree from Tsinghua University, and a Bachelor of Law from China University of Political Science and Law.
  • Mr. Aaron Gao, Vice President, has been with ENN Group globally for 6 years. He has more than a decade of experience in business operations, especially in the energy industry in Canada, the United States, and China. Dr. Gao holds a PhD in Business Management as well as a Master and Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and Nanjing University respectively.
  • Mr. Stephen Pogorski, General Manager of Manufacturing and Technology Director, has more than 25 years of experience in the natural gas industry. Dr. Pogorski holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Applied Science from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the CSA working group on codes and standards for LNG refuelling stations and a member of the Measurement Canada working committee for weights and measures for LNG.
  • Ms. Deborah Journeaux, General Manager of HR & Administration, is a senior human resources professional with over 22 years of generalist human resources management experience in national and international companies in the manufacturing and retail industries. She is currently a member of the Human Resources Professional Association.
  • Mr. Jacky Long, General Manager of Finance, is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor with more than a decade of progressive accounting and finance experience mainly in the manufacturing and financial services industries. Mr. Long holds a Master in Management and Professional Accounting from University of Toronto.
6.How does ENN Canada's co-marketing agreement with Westport benefit its customers?
  • Westport is a leading provider of natural gas engines. ENN is a leading provider of LNG fuel and stations. Together, we are creating an ecosystem that will benefit our customers as they make the switch to Natural Gas.
7.Does ENN Canada plan to make more strategic alliances with other industry partners?
  • Certainly, ENN Canada is open to exploring working relationships with alliances that benefit our customers. In working together with industry partners, we aim to deliver comprehensive solutions to our customers.
8.Most of the major LNG providers have partnered with companies with existing infrastructure (i.e., Shell with TravelCenters; Clean Energy with Flying J). Blu/ENN seems to be building their own sites. Will ENN Canada be co-locating at any current retail locations?
  • ENN Canada is open to exploring working relationships with retail partners for the benefit of our customers.
9.Who are ENN Canada's main customers?
  • ENN Canada is focused on the heavy-duty truck market and maintains working relationships with fleets across the country.
10.How many open stations does ENN Canada operate?
  • ENN Operates 4 LNG stations located in: Chilliwack BC, Merritt BC, London ON, Woodstock ON.
11.How many stations does ENN Canada plan to open?
  • ENN Canada plans to open 4 additional stations by 2015.

    (ENN will keep the discretion to adjust its plan based on market demand)
12.Where will ENN Canada stations be located?
  • ENN Canada's immediate focus is in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.
  • ENN Canada has long-term plans to expand into other provinces as well.
  • For more information please visit Our Locations
13.How much will ENN Canada charge for LNG fuel, and how does this compare to diesel?
  • LNG will be approximately 30%-40% less expensive than diesel.
14.Why would a fleet switch to LNG over diesel?
  • Fuel cost savings of up to 30% to 40% per kilometer
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% to 25%
  • Wider selection of factory-built natural gas vehicles
  • Quieter vehicles, causing less noise in urban settings
  • Lower levels of air pollutants which negatively affect human health
  • Mature engine technologies provide required power, torque, and reliability
15.How many jobs is ENN Canada expecting to create in the local economy?
  • Since opening its doors in September 2012, ENN Canada has created 50 jobs. We see the potential for continued growth and more job creation.
16.What are the future plans for ENN in Canada?
  • Our current focus is on constructing and operating LNG stations.
17.From where does ENN Canada source its natural gas?
  • ENN Canada has positive working relationships with a variety of major natural gas suppliers across Canada, and will source from a wide range of suppliers around the globe.
18.Will ENN Canada operate CNG stations?
  • ENN Canada is committed to supporting our customers for all of their natural gas fueling needs.
  • We have the ability to provide both LNG and CNG.
19.Are there any driver-specific benefits to using LNG over diesel?
  • Quieter vehicles cause less noise in urban settings.
  • Clean, odorless LNG vehicles provide a cleaner, more enjoyable experience for truck drivers (no unhealthy fumes or foul odours with diesel engines).
  • Cheaper fuel.
20.Which fuel card will ENN Canada be accepting?
  • ENN Canada will work with our customers to determine the best solution for their fuel purchasing needs.
21.Will ENN Canada be building liquefaction facilities?
  • ENN Canada will construct and operate LNG stations across Canada. In order to secure supply, we will source LNG from local and global suppliers. ENN Canada also has plans to construct liquefaction facilities. Please see our announcement on our first two plants in BC and Alberta.
22.Where will the liquefaction sites be located?
  • Liquefaction facilities have been planned for AB and BC. Please see our join announcement with Ferus on this topic.
23.What exactly is LNG?
  • LNG stands for Liquefied Natural Gas.
  • It is an odorless, colorless, non-corrosive, non-flammable, and non-toxic liquid.
  • It is a natural gas cooled to approximately -160°C (-260F) at normal air pressure (i.e. a cryogenic liquid).
  • LNG holds 600 times the volume of natural gas.
  • It is less dense then water and air.
  • If spilled on water, it will float until it is quickly evaporated, leaving no residue.
  • If spilled on the ground, it will quickly evaporate, leaving no residue.
24.How does LNG compare to CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)?
  • LNG stores three times the energy of CNG. Therefore, LNG is more suitable than CNG for heavy vehicles.
25.How does LNG compare to other fuel sources?
  • LNG is cost-effective when compared to diesel, gasoline, and propane.
  • LNG is much safer than diesel, gasoline, or propane.
  • LNG is clean and more environmentally friendly than diesel, gasoline, or propane.
  • LNG is abundant and affordable.
26.What happens with an LNG leak?
  • In the absence of an ignition source, LNG evaporates quickly and disperses. It leaves no residue. There is no environmental cleanup needed.
  • As it evaporates, LNG mainly produces carbon dioxide and water.
27.Where is LNG stored in ENN Canada stations?
  • In Canada, ENN will store LNG in above ground double-walled tanks.
28.How will an ENN Canada LNG station look?
  • They will look very similar to the common stations already on our street corners. The notable difference is that ENN Canada LNG tanks are above the ground and will be visible.
  • Because LNG is a cryogenic liquid, the dispenser nozzle will look different from common diesel or gas dispenser nozzles.
29.What is ENN Canada's biggest obstacle in bringing LNG to the Canadian market?
  • Because LNG is new to Canada, rules and regulations are still being developed, a process which takes some time. At this time, ENN Canada is lending our expertise to a number of associations and governing bodies to assist with this process.
30.What is the Environmental Impact of LNG?
  • Lower Green House Gas (GHG) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions then diesel (GHG emissions savings of approximately 21-27%).
  • When we've built an infrastructure of 100+ stations, GHG reductions will be equivalent to taking 55,000 cars off the road.
  • A recent Canadian environmental city study revealed that transportation contributes to 60% of all pollution in high pollution areas. By switching to LNG, trucks turn into a sustainable environmental solution.
31.Who handles press-related inquiries?
  • For all press-related inquiries, please contact our Vice President Aaron Gao. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.