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10 October 2019

A new generation of service stations

EBI Énergie, Crevier Group, and Énergir launch a new generation of service stations with the participation of Electric Circuit!

EBI Énergie, Crevier Group, Énergir, and Electric Circuit unveiled today the first multi-energy station in Québec with the most complete fuel supply on the market. With an investment of more than $10 million, the station offers both traditional and alternative fuels to the thousands of motorists and truck drivers who use Highway 20 between Montréal and Québec City every day. This new generation of service stations is scalable and is part of the transition to lower-emission fuels.

“As a player in the field of cleaner energies, EBI Énergie takes a proactive role in reducing the carbon footprint of our society. This project is part of our vision to offer the passenger and goods transportation market solutions to limit its environmental impact and reduce its operating costs,” explains Olivier Sylvestre, director of development of natural gas transport at EBI Énergie. This station, in addition to being an initiative resulting from the commitment of three Québec companies, adds a service point for compressed natural gas (CNG), one of the main alternative fuels in North America.”

Speech of Olivier Sylvestre, director of development of natural gas transport at EBI Énergie.

“The Crevier Group is very pleased to collaborate with three Québec leaders in the energy sector to rethink the service station of the future and thus meet the evolving needs of our customers for lower-emission fuels,” says Jean-François Crevier, president of the Group. Service station networks must adapt and open up to new energies so as to develop an interesting multi-energy offer for customers, and this initiative is a step further in this direction!”

“Énergir is delighted with the opening of this multi-energy station, the result of an unprecedented collaboration with three energy companies in Québec. This station offers a diversified fuel solution to meet the needs of customers, including carriers who benefit from an additional supply point for compressed and liquefied natural gas on one of the busiest roads in Québec,” says Étienne Champagne, vice president of major projects and emerging markets development at Énergir.

“The electrification of transportation is a worldwide trend, and Québec is one of the leaders in this field in North America. This resolutely committed movement allows us to foresee a better future both in our environment and in our trade balance — and, at the Electric Circuit, we are doing our utmost to contribute,” emphasizes France Lampron, director of transportation electrification at Hydro-Québec and president of the Electric Circuit.

Jean-François Crevier, president of the Crevier Group, France Lampron, director of transportation electrification at Hydro-Québec and president of the Electric Circuit, Étienne Champagne, vice president of major projects and emerging markets development at Énergir, Olivier Sylvestre, director of development of natural gas transport at EBI Énergie and Mario Fortier, municipal councilor at the City of Lévis.

A complete, evolving fuel supply

Located in the municipality of Lévis, on a strategic road for carriers, the site offers an additional refueling point for heavy vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and diesel. All business client stations are automated and accessible 24 hours a day.

As for light vehicles, in addition to the four gas and diesel fueling islands, motorists can also recharge their electricity. This universal superstation of four fast-charging stations was funded by the Hydro-Québec Electric Circuit.

The Crevier Group took advantage of the construction work to install the underground pipe needed to transport hydrogen to existing pumps in the event that vehicles powered by this type of fuel enter the market.

About EBI

Founded in 1960, EBI is a family-owned, leading-edge company, distinguished by its innovative contribution to sustainable interaction between the environment and energy recovery. A major economic player in Québec and Costa Rica, EBI employs more than 900 people in the environmental services and renewable energy production sectors. A leader in its field, the company operates the largest network of public compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations in Canada, supplied by more than 240 vehicles daily. As a leader, EBI aims to continue rolling out this low-carbon fuel over the next few years.

About Crevier Group

Crevier Group is a third-generation Québec family business and a Canadian leader in the distribution of industrial energies and lubricants. Founded in 1945 by Émile Crevier, the company now has more than 200 service stations. It acts as a distributor of petroleum products for commercial customers through its wholesale and aviation fuels divisions. The Group is also involved in the distribution of lubricants such as oils, greases, fluids, and related products. Various acquisitions have enabled the organization to distribute its lubricant products to more than 3,200 customers across the country.

About Énergir

With more than $7 billion in assets, Énergir is a diversified energy company focused on meeting the energy needs of its more than 520,000 customers and the communities it serves in an increasingly sustainable way. The main natural gas distribution company in Québec, Énergir also produces electricity through wind power subsidiaries. In the United States, through subsidiaries, the company operates in 15 states, where it produces electricity from hydro, wind, and solar sources, and is the main distributor of electricity and the only natural gas distributor in the state of Vermont. Énergir promotes ​​energy efficiency and invests and develops innovative energy projects such as renewable natural gas and liquefied and compressed natural gas. Through its subsidiaries, it also offers a variety of energy services. Énergir wishes to become a sought-out partner, appreciated by all who aspire to a better energy future.

About Electric Circuit

Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec. It has more than 2,000 terminals, including 215 fast-charging terminals, deployed in 16 regions of Québec. Electric Circuit users benefit from a 24-hour helpline operated and managed by CAA-Québec. The lecircuitelectrique.com website and the Electric Circuit mobile app for iOS and Android are updated as new terminals are deployed.

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