Opening of Second of Three CNG Stations Celebrated in Maryland
Washington Gas celebrated the opening of a new Trillium CNG fueling station in Forestville, Md. this week, and noted that the public access facility is the second of three. The station is owned by Washington Gas and will be operated and maintained by Trillium.
The Forestville station is located in District Heights, east of Washington, D.C. It follows a station recently opened in Frederick, Md., and a third planned for Washington itself.
“We are committed to empower communities to make smart energy choices with environmental benefits – the Forestville compressed natural gas station is a key step in expanding the availability of clean and efficient CNG to both private vehicles and commercial fleets,” said Lou Hutchinson, VP and chief revenue officer of WGL Holdings, the parent company of Washington Gas, said in a release.
‘Sound and Sustainable’
“Increasing the number of public access CNG stations exemplifies our dedication to advancing environmentally sound and sustainable energy solutions,” he said.
“The benefits of CNG align solidly with the County’s mission to serve its citizens by reducing energy consumption, cost, and greenhouse gas emissions in buildings and the transportation sector,” said Dawn Hawkins, acting associate director for the Sustainable Initiatives unit in the Prince George County Department of the Environment.
Jobs and the Environment
“The advantages of CNG reinforce Maryland’s policies to lower energy bills, create jobs, address environmental and climate impacts, and promote energy independence,” said Christopher Rice, transportation program manager and Clean Cities coordinator, with the Maryland Energy Administration.
The Forestville CNG station will accept all major credit and fuel cards and will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Source: Washington Gas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up