Kansas Gas Service, a division of energy company ONEOK Inc., has upgraded public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Overland Park and Topeka, Kan.
The company says it invested more than a half a million dollars to double the output of the sites' compressors, which convert low-pressure natural gas into transportation fuel, and to add storage tanks to increase the amount of natural gas available at each location. New dispensers with updated controls were also installed to improving fueling convenience.
‘The upgrades to our CNG fueling stations will allow quicker, more complete and more reliable fills for commercial fleet operators and natural gas vehicle owners,’ says Dennis Okenfuss, Kansas Gas Service's vice president of administration.
Kansas Gas Service was awarded a $250,000 matching grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to perform the upgrades. The funds are part of the Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project, which is administered by the Metropolitan Energy Center and the Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition.
The CNG stations are located at 200 E. First St. in Topeka and 11401 W. 89th St. in Overland Park. They are open 24 hours a day.