The Speedway convenience store at 2500 Royal Ave. in Monona, Wis., is now the host of south-central Wisconsin's first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling site.
‘This pilot project will serve local businesses with fleets that are interested in using CNG because of its reduced costs and emissions,’ says Debbie Branson, business development manager for utility Madison Gas and Electric (MGE). The utility will be supplying natural gas to the location.
The station, which is open 24/7, is conveniently located near Interstates 90, 94 and 39, offering drivers who are traveling between Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul a critical fueling link for their natural gas vehicles.
MGE received a grant from the State of Wisconsin and U.S. Department of Energy to offset some of the equipment and construction costs tied to the station development.
‘We are excited to provide a new fueling alternative to our fleet customers, and are appreciative of our partnership with Madison Gas and Electric to bring this innovative opportunity to fruition,’ says Jim Dwenger, Speedway's region manager.