During a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, Washington Gas Light Co. marked the opening of its second in a series of three public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations.
The Forestville station, located in the 7600 block of Penn Belt Drive in District Heights, Md., is owned by Washington Gas and will be operated and maintained by developer Trillium CNG. Another CNG station, also a partnership between Washington Gas and Trillium CNG, recently opened in Frederick, Md., and a third station is planned for the District of Columbia.
“We are committed to empower communities to make smart energy choices with environmental benefits – the Forestville compressed natural gas station is a key step in expanding the availability of clean and efficient CNG to both private vehicles and commercial fleets,” said Lou Hutchinson, vice president and chief revenue officer of WGL Holdings Inc., parent company of Washington Gas. “Increasing the number of public-access CNG stations exemplifies our dedication to advancing environmentally sound and sustainable energy solutions.”
Christopher Rice, transportation program manager and Clean Cities coordinator at the Maryland Energy Administration, commented, “Maryland is committed to affordable, reliable, clean energy. We applaud Washington Gas and the initiative behind the Forestville CNG station. The advantages of CNG reinforce Maryland’s policies to lower energy bills, create jobs, address environmental and climate impacts, and promote energy independence. ”
Photo courtesy of WGL’s Twitter account