Deming, N.M., is in the process of adding compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure to the city's fuel mix, with one public-access site and two private facilities in the queue.
The new station will be a welcome addition for fleets operating natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the state, which currently hosts only a few public-access sites hundreds of miles apart along the north-south I-25 corridor. Deming's station will add CNG fuel availability for NGVs riding along I-10, which connects I-25 to the Phoenix area and beyond, into Southern California.
According to a report from the Deming Headlight, the public station is scheduled to come online in early October. The two private sites will be located on city property and will serve Deming's own fleet of NGVs.
The municipal NGV fleet currently includes three Ford F-250s and one refuse vehicle. The police department has a CNG-powered Chevy Tahoe, and another six NGVs could potentially enter the Deming public-safety fleet soon.