Monday, March 14, 2011

Washington City Opens Natural Gas Refueling Station

WASHINGTON, UTAH – Utah motorists and others who drive vehicles powered by clean-burning natural gas will celebrate the opening of a new natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Washington City on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Washington City Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon at 11:00 a.m.

“This partnership effort was made possible from a grant through the Department of Energy,” said Robin Erickson, Southern Central Director of Utah Clean Cities. “This grant will provide Washington City the ability to convert their fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) and provide a CNG refueling station open to the public."

Washington City Mayor Kenneth Neilson has been waiting for the opportunity to move to a cleaning burning fleet. “We are excited about our fleet using the cleanest burning fuel made in Utah,” said Mayor Nielson. “We are building a better future for our city to grow and build upon, saving money, breathing easier and protecting the environment.”

When asked to comment, Senator Hatch said, “Natural gas is helping our state and country reduce its dependency on foreign oil. Natural gas is abundant, affordable and domestic, and using more of it in our vehicles will make America stronger. I applaud Washington City for its fine leadership in moving energy independence forward.”

"We are so proud of Washington City and Mayor Neilson for leading the way in the southern part of the state showing others how to effectively use an abundant American-made fuel,” said Ted Wilson, Senior Advisor on Environmental Matters.

State Senator Stephen Urquhart said, “We’re fortunate that Utah’s legislators and regulators value clean air and the use of domestic fuel enough to help keep natural gas for vehicles priced at an attractive rate.” The pump price for natural gas is only $1.27. Today we celebrate the 33rd public access NGV refueling station in Utah.

Date and Time: Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
: Washington City Public Works
1305 E. Washington Dam Road, Washington City, Utah 84780

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