Atlanta accepts funds for CNG fueling stations

The city of Atlanta is getting into the alternative fuels business.

The city council voted unanimously week to accept $2.1 million from Atlanta Gas Light Co. to build two compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, one on North Avenue and the other on Claire Drive.

AGL is planning to open nine CNG stations around Georgia, including five in metro Atlanta. The first stations could begin operating by the middle of next year.

The Georgia Public Service Commission approved a plan last fall allowing the gas utility to withdraw $11.6 million from the ratepayer-funded Universal Service Fund to launch an effort to make Georgia a hub for CNG investment in the Southeast.

AGL is a unit of Atlanta-based AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: GAS), the nation's largest natural gas provider.​

This article was first published by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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