Drivers of natural gas fueled vehicles can fill up their tanks Monday, Earth Day, for 99 cents a gallon at three regional filling stations.
Those stations: I-80 Fuel, 5318 L Street, Omaha; the Lincoln Airport, 3520 Northwest 36th Street, Lincoln; and Krueger's BP Amoco, 1905 Southeast 37th Street, Grimes, Iowa.
The stations selected Earth Day to raise awareness about compressed natural gas as an alternative transportation fuel to gasoline or diesel.
“We are excited to promote the economic and environmental benefits of CNG while highlighting the availability of filling stations along the Interstate 80 corridor,” said Doug Clark, president of Metropolitan Utilities District, which opened two compressed natural gas stations in 2011.
“The momentum for natural gas as a transportation fuel is growing every day, and we are seeing more interest as gasoline and diesel fuel prices continue to rise,” he said.
MUD will also offer the special price at its North Gate public station at 2614 South 64th Ave. in
MUD operates 145 CNG fleet vehicles, including service vans, sedans, pickup trucks, medium-duty service trucks, crew trucks and dump trucks.
— Jay Withrow