Mayor Dewey Bartlett and City of Tulsa officials held a groundbreaking June 8 for the City's second Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, to be located at 7935 E. 33rd Street.
In east Tulsa next to the MTTA Memorial Midtown Station, this new CNG fueling station will add another fueling location for the City of Tulsa's CNG fleet vehicles and Tulsa Transit buses, as well as provide service to citizens with CNG vehicles. The City's first CNG station opened in west Tulsa at 428 W. 23rd St. in September 2012.
Currently, the City of Tulsa has 52 CNG vehicles in the City fleet and 121 hybrid vehicles. The City of Tulsa saves close to $20,000 annually in fuel savings from CNG fleet vehicles. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using CNG as a motor fuel in light vehicles instead of gasoline also reduces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.
The new City of Tulsa CNG station was approved by voters through the 2014 Improve Our Tulsa Sales Tax package and is expected to be complete in early 2017. The project is expected to cost $1.8 million and CEI Incorporated was awarded the construction contract.