CNG STATION OPENS IN INDIANA

On Friday, the first CNG station was opened in Montgomery County, Indiana. The station was the vision of entrepreneurs Carl and Trish Schwabe. The Schwabes converted their 1993 Chevy to truck to run on CNG last year and quickly realized the savings natural gas offered as a vehicle fuel. They are convinced that demand for CNG will grow in the near term, so they took the risk of opening their own station. The Sunoco station is located on U.S. 231, just south of the Interstate 74 interchange. Edwards Heating, a local company in Waynetown, will convert eight trucks to burn CNG, and the Schwabes believe more fleets in the area will convert to CNG now that the fuel is readily available. Clean Cities Coalition of Greater Indiana Coordinator Kellie Walsh will host an informational luncheon on October 30 in Crawfordsville for fleets and individuals interested in moving to NGVs.