Western Slope gets new compressed natural gas stations

March 31, 2011

Right now there are nearly 30 compressed natural gas stations in Colorado - this is a fuel that burns cleaner than traditional gasoline and is running about a dollar cheaper per gallon.  It’s mostly government and business fleet vehicles that are equipped to use the fuel, and mostly on the Front Range because that’s where the stations are. Saturday (4/2), new stations will open in Grand Junction and Rifle.  Colorado used about one million dollars of federal stimulus funding and money from an environmental fine to help pay for the new stations.  Private companies are pitching in as well.  TJ Deora is Director of the Governor's Energy Office. He spoke with Colorado Public Radio’s Anna Panoka.