ANOTHER CNG STATION FOR OKLAHOMA

On Monday, the city of Owasso, Oklahoma, cut the ribbon on a new CNG station. The station, which will be open to the public 24 hours a day, will be operated by Blue Energy Fuels-Tulsa Gas Technologies. “What better way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil than lessening our demand for gasoline and diesel by using natural gas, which is abundant in Oklahoma,” said Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK). In the summer of 2010, the Owasso City Council voted to accept a $1.45 million federal stimulus grant for a CNG conversion project. About 8 cents per GGE will go to the city, with the balance going to Blue Energy. The city has converted 13 vehicles to CNG and wants to raise that number to 46. Three police department administrative vehicles are being tested for the conversion. As approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the local gas company offers a $2,500 rebate for dedicated NGVs and $1,500 for bi-fuel vehicles. “This is huge,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK). “It’s going to be something that will really address the problem. If you talk about the price of gas right now and you’re as concerned as my wife is with what’s happened the last few days, this is the solution. All you have to do is go to this type of natural gas.”