Trussville CNG station to open Tuesday
By Gary Lloyd
The city of Trussville, Trussville Utilities and McCullough Oil Co. on Tuesday will mark the official opening of a new system to fuel up vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.
The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Happy Hollow Chevron at 5347 Deerfoot Parkway.
The CNG dispensing station is the result of a public-private partnership. The Trussville Utilities Board loaned McCullough Oil $1.08 million for the project and will be repaid with part of the proceeds of CNG sales.
Trussville already uses CNG to operate 40 city vehicles, from police cruisers to dump trucks. Those vehicles will fuel up at the Happy Hollow Chevron, and the public also can use the dispenser.
Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said CNG is far less costly for the city, and it is a domestic fuel source that burns cleaner than traditional gasoline.
“It’s a benefit all the way around,” Melton said.
Also supporting the project is the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, which promotes the use of alternative fuels such as CNG.
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