Canada’s first retail hydrogen refuelling station now open in Vancouver

June 12, 2018
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Vancouver, BC (June 15, 2018) – Canada’s first retail hydrogen refuelling station opened in Vancouver today, kicking off the rollout of the six-station network that Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) is building in Greater Vancouver and Victoria.

HTEC teamed up with Shell Canada Limited to build the station at 8686 Granville Street in Vancouver. HTEC and Shell have announced their partnership for three other stations in British Columbia. Effective collaboration between many industry players made this project possible, including a number of automakers as well as the government.

“This milestone in innovation signifies our collective, unwavering commitment to a sustainable future for the automotive industry”, says Adam Hill, CEO, LGM Financial Services. “We applaud our partners for their dedication to making a difference for our environment. LGM is very proud of the role we played in moving Canada’s first retail hydrogen station from concept to construction.”

Photo credit: Shell International Limited.

The six-station network will enable the first 1,000 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to hit British Columbia’s roads. At the grand opening event this morning, Hill spoke about the significance of this fueling station in the journey to zero emission transportation in Canada, noting the effective partnerships involved in providing consumers access to this innovative technology as an alternative to fossil fuels.

“None of this would be possible without like-minded partners, committed to the transition to a clean-energy future,” says Colin Armstrong, President and CEO, HTEC. “LGM has been an important and engaged sponsor of this historic station from the beginning, and we’re grateful for the company’s support as we celebrate this exciting day.”

“Working with HTEC to bring hydrogen refuelling to Vancouver is one of many exciting ways we are advancing cleaner energy solutions and evolving to meet the changing expectations of customers,” said Michael Crothers, Shell Canada President and Country Chair. “Canada is well suited to capitalize on the energy transition thanks to the ingenuity of Canadians and our willingness to work together. We’re grateful for the collaboration between industry and government that was instrumental in making this station a reality.”

HTEC will release more information about the roll out of the six-station network in Greater Vancouver and Victoria as it becomes available.



Stephanie Day
Communications Specialist
LGM Financial Services
P: 1.604.806.5304

Rebecca Johnston
P: 1.604.803.2184


LGM Financial Services has been a leader in Canada’s automotive industry since 1998 by supplying branded warranty, finance and insurance products to distinguished automotive manufacturers and dealers across the country. Driven by innovation and service excellence, LGM is focused on maximizing dealership performance and customer satisfaction through products that are backed by an elite F&I sales and training program, and a comprehensive claims and dealer support network. Learn more at


HTEC is unlocking the potential of hydrogen to reduce urban air pollution and the impacts of climate change by designing and building hydrogen fuel supply solutions to support the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Partnering with government, industrial gas companies, key equipment suppliers, automotive companies, and energy companies, HTEC is delivering safe, reliable, convenient, sustainable and low-cost hydrogen to customers and consumers, how, when and where they need it. HTEC: Fueling the Drive to Hydrogen.


Shell has been operating in Canada for over 100 years and employs more than 4,000 people across the country. Our business is providing energy to Canadians and people around the world, and we are one of the few truly integrated oil and gas companies in Canada. This means we do everything from exploring for oil and gas, production, refining, the manufacturing process, and delivery to our customers at over 1,200 retail stations across Canada. Learn more at media coverage of this event: