On Tuesday, officials in Columbus, Ohio, celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.
Located at 5115 Krieger Court, the fast-fill CNG West station joins three other CNG fueling stations in Columbus. All four are designed for public fleets, private fleets and individual use.
“Under the leadership of Mayor Andrew Ginther, the city continues to invest in cleaner and environmentally safer fuel,” said Joe Lombardi, the city’s director of finance and management, at the opening. “CNG reduces carbon emissions by approximately eighty percent and produces less greenhouse gases than traditional fuel. Since utilizing CNG as a fuel source in 2010, the City of Columbus has saved taxpayers approximately $3 million in fuel costs.”
The CNG West station is the first of the four stations to offer various other fuel types, including diesel, unleaded and, in the future, propane autogas.
Currently, Columbus has 244 CNG vehicles in service that use almost 500,000 gasoline gallon equivalents per year.
Today we opened the CNG West Fueling Station, the fourth and largest fueling site in #Columbus — another step in making Columbus an environmentally friendly city. pic.twitter.com/8E3ftP2qIo
— Mayor Andrew Ginther (@MayorGinther) July 10, 2018