The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) turned off the flow of compressed natural gas (CNG) at a refueling spot in Stroud, Okla., last week, but the shutdown is only temporary and speaks to the growing demand for the fuel in the area.
‘The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority works hard to guarantee its customers the best driving experience along Oklahoma's turnpikes,’ OTA Director Tim Stewart said, according to NewsOK. ‘This includes their service stops along the way. Improved fueling facilities will help get CNG customers back on the road and to their destinations.’
The OTA will be improving the CNG capabilities at the W.D. Hoback travel plaza in Stroud, which is located on Interstate 44 (the Turner Turnpike) between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. New fast-fill equipment and pumps will be installed over the next two months, with a planned relaunch of the CNG station in January 2015.
The McAlester News-Capital reports that, for now, natural gas vehicle operators can exit the interstate at Stroud and proceed to nearby CNG fueling stations in Davenport (1028 N. Preston) or Sapulpa (410 S. Hawthorn Drive).