Spot secured for first CNG filling station near JacksonAug 23, 2013 Associated Press
The Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project plans to ask the state for a $744,000 grant to build the station at a gas station on South Highway 89.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Officials have found a location to build the Jackson area's first compressed natural gas filling station and hope the state will pick up the cost.
The Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project plans to ask the state for a $744,000 grant to build the station at a gas station on South Highway 89. The Jackson Hole Daily reports that the grant would be used to buy and install equipment, which would then be leased to the gas station, Shervin's Independent Oil Center.
The project's board, which includes Jackson and Teton County leaders, unanimously approved a resolution supporting the project on Wednesday.
A previous plan to build a CNG station next to the Maverick Country Store fell through and the board had trouble finding a gas station willing to offer CNG.
According to the Consumer Energy Center, compressed natural gas, or CNG, is natural gas under pressure which remains clear, odorless, and non-corrosive.
Although vehicles can use natural gas as either a liquid or a gas, most vehicles use the gaseous form compressed to pressures above 3,100 pounds per square inch.
Most natural gas comes from three types of wells: natural gas-and-condensate wells, oil wells, and coal bed methane wells.
Well-extracted natural gas requires a cleanup process before it can be used in vehicles or residences.