Compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling facilities opened last week in Georgia, Ohio and Missouri, adding availability of the fuel – including to the public – in a number of new locations.
Georgia-based natural gas provider Gas South partnered with American Fueling Systems (AFS), a provider of alternative fueling solutions, to cut the ribbon on a station located at 4420 Buford Hwy. in DeKalb County, Ga.
This public-access site will be a critical resource for DeKalb's own county fleet, which is transitioning 100% of its sanitation fleet to run on CNG. Gas South will supply the natural gas to the new facility, as well as work with AFS to market this and other alternative fuel options to fleets.
Up in Ohio, Waste Management Inc. opened a CNG station in Canal Winchester, where the company is steadily converting more than two dozen refuse vehicles to natural gas.
According to Columbus Business First, the refueling facility cost $3.8 million, and each natural gas vehicle is $325,000. Waste Management is half way toward its NGV deployment goal for the Ohio fleet.
And on Friday, Springfield, Mo., commemorated the area's first CNG station, located at the municipality's public works center on the West Chestnut Expressway. The fuel costs $1.75/GGE at this site, which is now open to the public.