Recognizing the ever increasing consumer and commercial interest in CNG, Loves and Chesapeake have partnered to launch 10 new CNG fueling stations in Oklahoma. Opening these new CNG pump stations will help meet the wants of the diverse customer base, and help boost Oklahoma’s energy independence. Due to the commitment of Chesapeake and Love’s Oklahoma now stands on its way to have more than 100 CNG fuelling stations located at major transport corridors. According to Taylor Shinn, senior director of corporate development at Chesapeake, this endeavor is a fine example of how two of the leading companies in Oklahoma working together and taking a remarkable step to support the use of Oklahoma produced CNG.
Southern California gets its first ever “fuel station in a box” technology for refueling CNG (compressed natural gas) powered vehicles. The utility is one of the several private and public associations participating in the program. According to Galileo Natural Gas, the company manufacturing the equipment, it is relatively a miniature CNG fuelling station launched in the US for the first time. Utilizing the country’s largest gas distributor, SoCalGas, among others. Exhibitions of the minute CNG fueling technology include the county of Riverside, AT&T, regional school bus, taxi operators, and CNG vehicle owners. The CNG fueling technology is housed in an enclosed facility in the size of a small container. Efforts are focused on ways to make further improvements in such innovative fuelling technology.
Georgia has voted for Atlanta Gas Light to finance the building of compressed natural gas stations for motor vehicles around the state. According to AGL executives, the drive for more natural gas pumps is a vital step for extending adoption of compressed natural gas automobiles. Presently, there are about 20 gas stations in Georgia that sell CNG, which are mostly run by private agencies or the government. Companies selling natural gas oppose the idea, as they consider allowing a public utility to fund the program would discourage private investors to build their own pump stations. However, Georgia fleet operators are delighted as they now can have their vehicles fueled easily without having to spend millions of dollars to build their own gas stations. Under this program, AGL will fund the pumping equipment for about 12 stations, the rest will be collected from the existing stations to install additional pumps at more gas stations.
According to economics professor Edmond Seifried, the profuse supply of natural gas is the key to wipe out US economic problems and gain energy independence. Implementing a nationwide policy to make use of natural gas would offer a complete solution to the country’s slumping economy. The economist also stated that energy independence would offer new jobs, and enhance the total cost of finished products and services. In addition to creating employment opportunities in drilling and pipe-laying, there has been a great demand for drilling machinery and equipment. Reduction of oil imports would help to raise the country’s GDP. Professor Seifried also affirmed that environmental issues related to natural gas are much lower than with other alternative energies.
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