Natural gas vehicles can fill up for 99 cents per gallon on Earth Day

​Drivers of natural gas-fueled vehicles can fill their tanks for 99 cents a gallon Monday in celebration of Earth Day at stations at Lincoln Airport, 3520 N.W. 36th St.; I-80 Fuel, 5318 L St. in Omaha; and Krueger’s BP Amoco in Grimes, Iowa. 

The stations along the Interstate 80 corridor chose Earth Day to raise awareness of compressed natural gas as an alternative to gasoline or diesel.

The current price of a gallon of CNG at the Lincoln Airport station is $1.93.

In 2012, the stations collectively displaced 219,330 gallons of petroleum, which eliminated 400 tons of carbon dioxide and displaced 4,984 barrels of oil, according to event organizers.

"The authority is proud to have been the first location in Lincoln to offer natural gas for vehicles to the general public," Lincoln Airport Authority Executive Director John Wood said. “It is an abundant fuel, which is available in North America, that is better for the environment and economical for drivers to use."

The Metropolitan Utilities District also will offer the special price at its North Gate public station at 2614 S. 64th Ave. in Omaha. The district operates 145 CNG fleet vehicles.

This article was first published by Journal Star.

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