On Friday, in what Mayor Dewey Bartlett called a “gold star day,” Tulsa opened its first city-owned, publicly accessible CNG station. The station, which was built by Tulsa Gas Technologies, has two dispensers with two hoses each and cost $1.06 million after several phases of planning and construction. The station was paid for with city funds and grants, including $300,000 from DOE. CNG at the station is $1.50 per GGE compared to $3.70 for a gallon of conventional gasoline. There are more than 70 existing or planned CNG stations in Oklahoma that are accessible to the public.