Following the Florida Legislature's push to encourage the use of natural gas vehicles, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved an agreement for a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Orlando.
Peoples Gas System will extend its distribution facilities by 5.1 miles to service Nopetro-Orlando LLC's CNG vehicle fueling facility for buses owned by LYNX, the City of Orlando's transit system.
Nopetro's Orlando facility will be similar to one it operates in Tallahassee, which fuels trucks and buses for the Leon County government, the City of Tallahassee and the Leon County School Board.
Peoples' customers will not be affected by the 15-year contract because Nopetro will be responsible for the distribution charge, as well as any customer charge, Energy Conservation Cost Recovery charge or Cast Iron Bare Steel Replacement Rider surcharge.
Earlier this year, Nopetro finalized an agreement with LYNX for a project that includes a CNG station, improvements to LYNX's maintenance facility and the conversion of the public bus fleet to CNG.