CNG 4 America Too In Second Round of NGV Infrastructure Awards
The Colorado Energy Office has named the awardees for its second round of alternative fuels infrastructure development, announcing Sparq Natural gas for two new compressed natural gas fueling stations and CNG 4 America for one.
CEO notes that it’s now funded 11 stations under the Alt Fuels Colorado program, “increasing the state’s publicly accessible CNG fueling infrastructure by more than two-thirds in less than a year.”
The new Sparq stations are to be in Durango and Eaton, in the southwest corner of north central parts of Colorado, while the new CNG 4 America station is to be in Limon, southeast of Denver.
Two for Two, Four for 11
“We went two for two again,” says Sparq co-founder and CEO Norman Herrera. “There have been 11 awards and Sparq’s won four of them,” he told F&F Friday.
The previous awards to Oklahoma City-based Sparq were for CNG stations in Trinidad and Pueblo. Both towns are on Interstate 25 connecting Denver and Albuquerque (F&F, September 19, 2014).
CNG 4 America recently reported an agreement with 7 Star Travel to build a compressed natural gas fueling station at the 7 Star Travel Center in Sulphur Springs, Texas (F&F, February 23).
Katy, Texas-based CNG 4 America also announced Brian Smerud as its new rep for the Rockies.
$30 Million from CEO Through 2017
According to the Colorado Energy Office, “By the time station construction is completed from the first two rounds of funding, a CNG vehicle will be able to travel the entire north/south distance of the state with access to fueling stations.”
A third round of funding will get underway this summer. CEO says it expects to allocate a total of $30 million during the four years of the Alt Fuels Colorado program, though 2017.
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Source: Colorado Energy Office with Fleets & Fuels follow-up