The ribbon was cut Tuesday on a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The Shell Sioux-Per Center installed the CNG station for retail use at the north edge of its property at 1212 N. Main Ave. According to U.S. Department of Energy data, the facility represents the first public CNG station in northwest Iowa and the eighth public location in the state.
Speakers at the event included representatives from the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce, the Iowa Clean Cities Coalition, alternative fuel truck converter Baker Electromotive, and local fleet Meerdink Inc.
According to a KTIV report, Meerdink, which currently operates four dual-fuel and four dedicated CNG trucks, has saved almost $200,000 in fuel costs since converting the fleet to CNG a year-and-a-half ago.
The local coverage from KTIV is available here.