A Tipperary fuel station is included in plans to develop a fast-fill Compressed Natural Gas outlet.
The Applegreen outlet on the M7 at Junction 27 Birdhill, and the company’s forecourt at Midway, Portlaoise at exit 17, are the focus of the 2 million Euro deal.
The project is in conjunction with Gas Networks Ireland.
CNG is a natural gas which is a proven alternative to diesel or petrol.
Construction on the project will get underway this summer with both stations expected to be in operation by the end of this year.