Columbus Finance and Management Director Joe Lombardi officially celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station. Located at 5115 Krieger Court, the opening of this CNG fuelling station makes it the fourth and largest in the city.
The West CNG station is another step in making Columbus an environmentally friendly city. This station is also a “fast fill” which means that vehicles are able to refuel as quickly as filling a diesel tank at a regular station. All four of the city’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations are specifically for public fleets, private fleets and individual use.
“Under the leadership of Mayor Andrew Ginther, the City continues to invest in cleaner and environmentally safer fuel,” said Lombardi. “CNG reduces carbon emissions by approximately eighty percent and produces less greenhouse gases than traditional fuel. Since utilizing CNG as a fuel source in 2010, the City of Columbus has saved taxpayers approximately $3 million in fuel costs.”
Currently, Columbus has 244 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in service that use almost 500,000 petrol gallon equivalents per year. Not only has this helped to save taxpayers money, but it also has a significantly positive impact on the environment. Vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) emit much lower levels of harmful emissions such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxides.
Source: City of Columbus OH