Fuel Retailers Celebrate CNG Available Every 100 Miles in Oklahoma
Last week Oklahoma CNG retailers gathered at OnCue Express in Billings, Oklahoma, to celebrate a CNG station appearing every 100 miles along Oklahoma interstates. Representatives from OnCue Express, Love’s Travel Stops, Tulsa Gas Technologies, Oklahoma Natural Gas and Sparq Natural Gas were all in attendance.
When Oklahoma’s first comprehensive energy plan was introduced in 2011, it asked for help from companies in building CNG infrastructure along Oklahoma highways. The plan, presented by Governor Mary Fallin, noted the importance of at least one CNG station every 100 miles along Oklahoma interstates by the end of 2015.
Governor Fallin praised the industry at last week’s event for the work it has accomplished so far, adding that Oklahoma has saved more than $1 million in fuel costs since converting much of its fleet to CNG over the last few years. “It takes a diverse public and private partnership team all willing to work hard in order to achieve a bold goal like having a CNG station within every 100 miles on Oklahoma interstates,” said Fallin.
Per capita, Oklahoma has more CNG sites than any other state in the country, and CNG costs an average of just $1.09 per GGE across the state.