Last week Governor Kitzhaber announced the distribution of $4 million in grant funding to develop eight compress natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the state. What does eight new CNG stations mean for Oregon? A lot!
Here’s a map of existing CNG fueling stations in the United States. You’ll notice that the Pacific Northwest is a little short on dots. The proposed projects will help fill out Oregon’s I5 corridor and add options on the east side of the Cascades as well.
The winning grant recipients, and the location of their proposed fueling stations are:
- City of Wilsonville
- City of Bend
- Clean Water Services (Hillsboro)
- Smalley Trucking (Sutherlin)
- Tyree Oil (Roseburg)
- Fitz Enterprise (NE Portland)
- Metro (NW Portland)
- TriMet (Beaverton)
Keep an eye out for some new dots on that CNG station map soon!