Fla. Facility Opens Door for First East Coast Network of Natural Gas Fueling Stations

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 01:45 PM

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A top Florida energy official is praising a state-of-the-art compressed natural gas facility in Tallahassee, which could allow it to be become the first viable network of compressed natural gas fueling stations on the East Coast and the largest outside of California.

Adam Putnam, Florida’s Agriculture & Consumer Affairs commissioner, hailed the opening of the Nopetro facility, which is part of a planned regional network that will make compressed natural gas a cost-saving option for government and commercial fleets. Nopetro builds and operates turn-key natural gas fueling stations.

“This partnership is exactly what our Legislature had in mind when it established natural gas as a key component of the state’s transportation policies,” said Putnam, a Republican former U.S. Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district.

“A network of natural gas fueling stations in major cities across our state will encourage commercial fleets and individual consumers to make the move into Florida’s energy future,” Putnam added.

The network of stations will make it possible for heavy truck traffic, local government vehicles and school buses to convert to natural gas, a fuel source that is domestically abundant and at least 25 percent cheaper and 33 percent cleaner than diesel fuel.

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