Bangor Gas Co., a Maine-based subsidiary of Energy West, is planning to build a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station – among the first in the state – on Maine Ave. and Godfrey Blvd. in Bangor.
According to a report from the Bangor Daily News, city officials approved a lot lease earlier this week, whereby Bangor Gas will pay the city $26,000 annually for five years. The site that was selected for the CNG station is near the company's headquarters on Maine Ave.
Bangor Gas has a small but growing fleet of natural gas vehicles (NGVs): a Ford van and three Honda Civics, with plans to introduce Ford F-150 CNG trucks into the fleet. The city itself is looking into CNG-powered transit buses, and vehicles operating at Bangor International Airport might be making the switch to natural gas.
Bangor Gas is eyeing May 2013 as a target date for the station's completion.
To read the full article from the Bangor Daily News, click HERE.