Officials Tour CNG Facilities to Learn About Product
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Elected officials and business leaders spent their Wednesday touring five compressed natural gas sites to learn more about the product.
Some of these officials say CNG is the wave of the future, and are hoping more begin to utilize this resource.
The group toured sites from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs, and shared ideas about the product, and how it could benefit the area.
Officials say the domestic vehicle fuel meets all of our transportation needs in the Grand Valley, and even reduces emissions.
‘We're utilizing a locally produced product,” said Steve Acquafresca, Mesa County commissioner. “We're fortunate enough that in western Colorado, to have huge reserves of natural gas that could supply our transportation systems, probably for centuries to come.”
“It’s Colorado fuel,” said Jason Farreington, of Monument Clean Fuels. “It cuts out foreign oil imports and it’s the lowest cost fossil fuel today.”
The Grand Valley Transit System purchased their first CNG buses two years ago, and already has seen substantial savings.
GVT just bought two more of these buses, which should be delivered in November, and the plan is to convert the whole fleet in the future.