The ceremony to mark the opening of the facility was made by Mayor Coleman with Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, representatives of Clean Fuels Ohio, the City of Dublin and the DOE. It is located at 4211 Groves Road and although it will be opened to serve the City of Columbus´ fleet, it will also be open to area fleets and the general public.
“This is more than just a fueling station,” Mayor Coleman said. “This marks our transition to a diversified and cleaner fuel for our community.” In turn, Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, chair of the Finance Committee, added: “This fueling station positions Columbus to be at the forefront of the nation and our region for developing energy efficient transportation at a cost savings for our residents.”
Columbus expects to save approximately $80,000 per year in fuel costs from this station. CNG is averaging $1.80 per gas gallon equivalent compared with $4.05 of diesel. In addition, natural gas reduces carbon emissions by as much as 90 percent. As a result, the initial infusion of 24 CNG vehicles for the city will reduce emissions as much as if 96 cars were taken off the road annually.
Ohio´s capital city has been a long-time leader in greening its fleet, voted the No. 1 greenest fleet in North America by Government Fleet in 2011 and repeatedly recognized by many organizations for its efforts.
Source: Columbus City Council