Public CNG Fueling Expands in New York

August 01, 2004

Driving a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle through the state of New York just became easier, thanks to a public-private partnership that opens natural gas fueling stations to more users.

Governor George Pataki announced that the state, in partnership with Clean Energy, will open eight CNG fueling stations—previously restricted to state vehicles—to the public and local governments. The stations will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

"New York is leading the nation in efforts to promote energy independence, economic opportunity, and environmental protection by promoting clean, renewable, and reliable energy sources," said Governor Pataki.

Natural gas vehicles produce less pollution than gasoline-powered automobiles. Carbon monoxide is reduced by 90%, nitrogen oxides by 60%, and carbon dioxide by 33%.

Source: Rebuild America News.