The City of Tulsa, OK has marked the commencement of the city’s second Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station with a groundbreaking ceremony led by Mayor Dewey Bartlett. In east Tulsa next to the MTTA Memorial Midtown Station, this new CNG fueling station will add another fueling location for the City of Tulsa’s CNG fleet vehicles and Tulsa Transit buses, as well as provide service to citizens with CNG vehicles.
The City’s first CNG station opened in west Tulsa in September 2012. Currently, the City of Tulsa has 52 CNG vehicles in the City fleet and 121 hybrid vehicles. The City of Tulsa saves close to $20,000 annually in fuel savings from CNG fleet vehicles.
At this time the new station will be equipped with a 200 h.p. 4 stage packaged unit, with the possibilities of expansion of another 200 h.p. unit, if needed.
The driveway will have 2 lanes equipped with (2) twin hose fuel dispensers for a total of 4 fueling positions, one of which will be equipped with one hi- flow nozzle for larger fleet vehicles.
The facility will be open 24 hr. per day and accept Visa or Master cards.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using CNG as a motor fuel in light vehicles instead of gasoline also reduces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.
The new City of Tulsa CNG station was approved by voters through the 2014 Improve Our Tulsa Sales Tax package and is expected to be complete in early 2017. The project is expected to cost $1.8 million.
(Source: City of Tulsa)