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CNG Stations Celebrate Earth Day with Lower Fuel Prices

On Earth Day, April 22, drivers of natural gas fueled vehicles in Nebraska and Iowa were able to fill up their gas tanks for 99 cents a GGE at regional filling stations. Participating stations included the CNG station at the Lincoln Airport, Krueger’s BP Amoco in Lincoln, I-80 Fuel in Omaha, and Krueger’s BP Amoco in Grimes.

The stations selected Earth Day to raise awareness of CNG as an alternative transportation fuel to gasoline or diesel. In 2012, the stations collectively displaced 219,330 gallons of petroleum, which eliminated 400 tons of carbon dioxide and displaced 4,984 barrels of oil.

“We are excited to promote the economic and environmental benefits of CNG while highlighting the availability of filling stations along the Interstate 80 corridor,” said Doug Clark, president of Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.) of Omaha, which opened two CNG stations in 2011. “The momentum for natural gas as a transportation fuel is growing every day, and we are seeing more interest as gasoline and diesel fuel prices continue to rise.”

M.U.D. also offered the special price at its North Gate public station in Omaha. The District operates 145 CNG fleet vehicles, including service vans, sedans, pick-up trucks, medium-duty service trucks, crew trucks and dump trucks.