The installation of the CNG station initially cost $40,000. However, the financial savings by using methane “will help recouping this amount in one or two years,” assured the firm’s president Bob Wisz.
He said he started the process of converting the company’s fleet to CNG two years ago, when the price of gasoline raised at $4 a gallon and diesel fuel at $5 a gallon. “My total fuel costs were about $5,000 a month, and that was endangering the business,” he said to Post-tribune, a local newspaper. Furthermore, Wisz stated that CNG is now costing him about 96 cents a gallon in comparison to liquid fuels.
According to a spokesman from the Chicago Department of Environment, Doreen’s may be able to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, a funding for companies that use alternative fuel sources, including alternative fuel stations such as CNG, which could pay for half the cost of the facility.