ADNOC Distribution is advancing its mission to offer alternative low-emissions fuels through its plan to construct the Arabian Gulf’s largest natural gas for vehicles (NGV) service station in Mahawi on the Abu Dhabi-Al-Ain road, Emirates News Agency reported.

As Trade Arabia also informed, the mega station will have an hourly pumping capacity of 2,850 standard cubic meters, the highest in the region.

Furthermore, the number of NGV-enabled service stations in Abu Dhabi emirate is expected to raise to 31 by the end of 2017. The current expansion builds on ADNOC Distribution’s opening of seven new NGV stations in Abu Dhabi in 2016, with the number of NGV service stations in Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain and the Western Region now totaling 28.

The company’s focused marketing campaigns and successful ongoing expansion of supporting NGV infrastructure led to a 50% increase in NGV usage in the Abu Dhabi emirate in 2016. With over 5,500 NGV-converted vehicles now running at the location, this figure constitutes the highest number of such vehicles among all of the emirates of the UAE, said the statement.

Abu Dhabi already has the largest number of stations servicing gas-powered vehicles in the entire Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.