Lane County getting natural gas fueling station

Lane County getting natural gas fueling station

Eugene is getting the first natural gas fueling station in Oregon to serve the public.

[John] Anderson and his siblings are in the process of building a compressed natural gas fueling station in west Eugene that will, hopefully, be open by the end of the year, and will cost upward of $1 million, he said. The company will receive a 35 percent tax credit for the station, under the state’s program to encourage use of fuels other than petroleum.

CNG is natural gas that has been compressed to less than 1 percent of its volume while still remaining a gas. But, because it has been compressed, it doesn’t require much space so vehicles can carry enough of it to travel reasonably long distances before they need to refuel. It is a greener, cheaper fuel that bolsters the United States’ goal of increasing energy independence, Anderson said.

Read more at The Register-Guard.