CNG Energy Partners Celebrates CNG Station Opening in Texas
CNG Energy Partners and the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, held the grand opening of the Lake Jackson Natural Gas Fueling Station, the first public-access fueling station offering alternative fuel options in Brazoria County.
The station is a public/private partnership between CNG Energy Partners and the City of Lake Jackson and was awarded a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The agreement allowed for the expansion of the existing private CNG fueling station to accommodate public access. The public station now includes heavy duty vehicle fueling capabilities.
The City of Lake Jackson was one of the first municipalities in Texas to embrace alternative fuel for its fleet through the construction of the initial private-access CNG fuel facility and fleet conversion in the early 2000s. Since that time, the city has grown its fleet of dedicated CNG powered vehicles to more than 40 vehicles.
Several state and local officials participated in the grand opening and joined the city and CNG Energy Partners in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the station, which was followed by a community and business luncheon at the Lake Jackson Civic Center.
“The City of Lake Jackson is a pioneer in utilizing natural gas, and I am proud that it is again setting a valuable precedent for the rest of the state,” said State Representative Dennis Bonnen.
The Lake Jackson CNG Fueling Station is officially open to the public. For the first 30 days, the station is offering $0.99 CNG.