OK boasts first interstates with CNG stations every 100 miles
BILLINGS, Okla. — The State of Oklahoma honored something it considered “20 years in the making” on last month when representatives from OnCue Express, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc., Tulsa Gas Technologies, Oklahoma Natural Gas and Sparq Natural Gas celebrated the fact the state now has a compressed natural gas (CNG) station at every 100 miles along interstate highways.
When the OnCue Express location at exit 203 off Interstate 35 added CNG late last year, it gave the state a CNG filling station at least every 100 miles of interstate highway, a longtime goal of the administration. Oklahoma has more CNG stations per capita than any other state in the country, trailing only California in total number of stations, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
In 2011, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin presented her Oklahoma First Energy Plan, whose first step was to have a CNG station along every 100 miles along Oklahoma interstates by the end of 2015.
According to OnCue, several retailers worked hard during the past five years to make this goal a reality, including itself, Love’s, Hutch’s C-Stores, B&H Construction, Tulsa Gas Technologies, EZ GO Stores and Domino Express, among others.
“Oklahoma is recognized as a leader in the nation, as the No. 1 state, when it comes to CNG promotion,” Fallin said to about 50 people in attendance, including state Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague.
OnCue will open another CNG station in Oklahoma City at Interstate 40 and Council Road next month, Minton said. Check for OnCue Express jobs here.
READ MORE of this story at The Oklahoman by Jesse Pound. Photo courtesy of OnCue Express.