Questar opens natural gas station w/ANGI equipment in Moab, Utah

Wed, Feb 13th, 2013

Moab has joined the ranks of American towns that offer dirvers compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations. Questar opened the areas first CNG fast-fill pump at a company facility just south of town on Hwy 191. The station is open to the public and Questar is planning an open house event for the station for government agencies, businesses and the community in early March, said Darren Shepherd, a spokesman for the company.

There has been a fair amount of interest in CNG in Grand County for the last several years, because it is both cleaner burning and, at $1.50 per gallon. It is significantly less expensive than gasoline or diesel. However, for the Moab area, CNG development has been a bit of a chicken or the egg problem.

"No one wants to build a station until there are cars for them, but no one wants to adopt CNG into their fleet until ther are fill stations in town," said Verna Butcher, the transportation supervisor for the Grand County school district.

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Source:  Moab Sun News

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