CNG Fueling Station Opens In South Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The city of Nashville's second compressed natural gas fueling station opened Tuesday morning.
Mayor Karl Dean joined Piedmont Natural Gas officials to celebrate the opening of the environmentally-friendly station at 541 Spence Lane in south Nashville.
In addition it being the second CNG fueling station in Nashville, it is Piedmont’s tenth overall.
“With other public stations being developed, Piedmont is helping to create CNG fueling corridors along the major interstates in our service area,” said Piedmont Chief Financial Officer Karl Newlin, who was present at the event. “Already there are 11 customer owned stations in our territory with 5-7 more being planned.”
“Piedmont’s newest fueling station marks another important milestone in our efforts to make Nashville one of the greenest cities in the Southeast,” said Mayor Dean. “Nashville is supporting this initiative by purchasing the first compressed natural gas vehicle in the Metro fleet, and these efforts, together, are concrete steps toward a cleaner city and a legacy we can build for future generations of Nashvillians.”
Piedmont is also working to convert at least one-third of its more than 1,000 fleet vehicles to CNG by the end of 2015.
The new Piedmont CNG facility is open to the public. The current CNG fuel price is $2.19 per gallon.