CMAQ Funding Means More CNG Stations for Oregon

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.

CNG Stations

Source: CNGnow.com

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!