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Utah to get $14.9M for alternative fuel projects

Traditional gas stations will soon be facing increased competition from others tapping into alternative fuel technologies.

The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $14.9 million to create 16 compressed natural-gas fueling stations, and it will pay for upgrades to 24 existing public fueling facilities, according to a release from the Utah Clean Cities Coalition. The money will also pay for the creation of three liquefied natural gas and three bio diesel fueling stations. When construction is complete the total number of refuelling stations available to alternative energy stations will total 678.

The release states that the federal money is dependent on $37.4 million in matching contributions from Utah's 22 partners in the project. The DOE estimated that 1.1 million gallons of petroleum will be saved each year once all stations are in operation.

The project is expected to add 115 jobs to Utah's work force during construction and 115 once it is completed. The project is expected to take one year.

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