Drone Technology

CNG Services - Drone Technology for the Gas Industry


CNG Services are now offering an aerial drone service to the Gas industry. Our UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) pilots use cutting edge drone technology to produce high quality aerial photography, surveillance and film. We have two fully qualified and certified pilots who are licensed to operate drones in UK airspace by the Civil Aviation Authority. 

Whether you are looking for high grade aerial photography of construction projects, buildings, landscape, or aerial images of underground pipes, we can capture high resolution shots and HD Video at 1080p. Drones make this kind of work effortless for land owners, project developers and funders, giving instant access to images that you simply cannot get with programmes such as Google Maps.


Photo - Brinklow Biomethane Gas to Grid Site

Some key benefits of using drone technology:

  • No need for expensive cranes or scaffolding
  • Views of usually inaccessible areas
  • Easily Identify potential environmental problems
  • Produce aerial archaeological surveys
  • Up to £5m public liability Insurance

 How it works:

Step 1:

Provide us with a location. Either postcode or site address

Step 2:

We will carry out a full pre-flight safety assessment. This will confirm that we are able to fly in the requested location and it complies with our Permission of Commercial Operation, which is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. This must include written permission from the landowner.

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Step 3:

Once all safety checks have been carried out we will then produce a bespoke package that will best suit your needs. Aerial plans and strategies can then be formed to best assess how our drones can be used to film, photograph, map and/ or survey your project.

Step 4:

After capturing the footage you require for your project, we will upload it and give you a link in order to access it.

Flight and safety planning:

Drone flights are dependent on the weather forecast and if the conditions are unsuitable we will arrange an alternative date as close to the original one as possible.

Our altitude limits are set by the Civil Aviation Authority, dictating that we cannot fly above 122 meters above ground level, or outside of a 500 meter radius of the pilot.

Photo - Methwold Biomethane Gas to Grid Site


We offer the following standard drone package:

Photos and video:


Includes the following:

  • Consultation
  • Planning, preparation and set up
  • Up to 3 hours on site
  • Battery x 4
  • Up to 80 minute flight time
  • Up to 10 photos / up to 10 minute video (raw footage)
  • Travel within 150 mile radius

Bespoke packages / Add-ons will be priced separately.

Mileage will be charged at £0.45 per mile.

Please note, unless otherwise specified we will use captured footage on our website/marketing material.

CAA Certification

See our CNG Services Drone Gallery HERE.

For more information about how CNG Services Ltd can help with your services, please contact us on 0121 247 8160.