Nebraska CNG Stations Offer Natural Gas for 99 Cents Per Gallon on Earth Day
Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD) announced that on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, drivers of CNG fueled vehicles were able to fill up their gas tanks for 99 cents per GGE at seven regional stations. These stations included: I-80 Fuel, Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.), and Trillium CNG in Omaha, and Black Hills Energy and Lincoln Airport Authority and Stirk CNG/Sapp Bros Travel Center in Lincoln.
The public stations used Earth Day to raise awareness of clean-burning CNG as an alternative transportation fuel to gasoline and diesel. In 2015, these Nebraska stations collectively displaced nearly 1.5 million gallons of petroleum, which MUD says eliminated 2,675 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and displaced 33,250 barrels of oil.
“With a network of fueling stations available, CNG is a viable option for fleet operators in our region,” said Kyle Bowman, NGV specialist for M.U.D. “Operators can bring real economic and environmental benefits to their businesses by using this clean, affordable, American fuel.”
M.U.D. operates more than 160 CNG fleet vehicles, including service vans, sedans, pick-up trucks, medium-duty service trucks, crew trucks and dump trucks.