Utah’s newest CNG station opens in Downtown Salt Lake City
US Gas Vehicles.com
September 17, 2013
On September 17th a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station will open in Salt Lake City, Utah. This station will be a significant addition to the nation’s largest per capita CNG refueling infrastructure, providing a new fueling location in the heart of Utah’s largest metropolis. The downtown station was made possible through the cooperative efforts of CNG America and the Utah Clean Cities Coalition.
"Five years ago I frequented this station in my own CNG vehicle. When it closed, it left a significant gap in fueling options for downtown drivers,” said Kim Hugie, President of CNG America. “I am excited to have had the opportunity to purchase, remodel and reopen this station to the public.”
This station is among the final alternative fuel projects completed in the State of Utah as part the $14.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant awarded to Utah Clean Cities in 2009. Funds were used to further alternative fuel vehicle deployment and infrastructure development. As a result, Utah’s CNG fueling capacity has increased more than 300 %.
“The newly upgraded facilities and high pressure CNG compressor, will allow critical fleets - taxi, shuttle and refuse haulers – and the general public, fast and full fueling of this affordable, clean burning fuel,” said Utah Clean Cities Coalition Northern Coordinator Irene Rizza. “This means cleaner air in our beautiful state and a better bottom line for fleet managers.”
To celebrate the Grand Opening, CNG will be sold for $0.99/gallon at the downtown location until September 23rd.