Sparq Natural Gas Opens New Station in Colorado
Sparq Natural Gas, GE Oil & Gas and Noble Energy have opened the seventh public CNG station in Weld County and the first installation of GE’s latest CNG In A Box modular technology—a compact, turnkey natural gas fueling solution. The Eaton station took only four months from groundbreaking to grand opening by using GE’s modular system approach.
“Sparq is committed to providing Colorado natural gas vehicle operators a regional network of high-performing, attractive and conveniently located CNG stations.” Said Norman Herrera, Sparq’s CEO. “CNG offers fleets and consumers alike a discount at the fuel pump while burning a clean Colorado-produced fuel.”
Strategically located along Highway 85’s “CNG Corridor,” linking I-70 and I-80, this station expands the region’s CNG infrastructure and provides better access to the fuel alternative. The station was funded in part by a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Energy Office’s ALT Fuels Colorado program.
“Expanding the use of natural gas fueling infrastructure is a critical step in improving community air quality,” said Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer. “With seven stations in our county and more than 45 across the state, private and public fleet operators will now have improved access to this clean, abundant and local transportation fueling alternative.”