Clean Cities: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Our success story this week takes us to Tulsa, Oklahoma and to the state’s largest compressed natural gas filling station. Built in 2013 by Tulsa gas technologies, the facility can displace up to 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel a day. A combination of fast-fill and time-fill overnight CNG dispensers already fuel new solutions’ refuse trucks and some Tulsa public school buses. But everything at this facility was sourced within a 200-mile radius boosting the local economy.
TOM SEWELL: "This fuel that’s in these trucks is coming right from underneath our feet, so we have a local utility, all of their jobs, the drilling contractors-everything keeps feeding money back into our tax base and our economy."
JOHN DAVIS: The Tulsa area Clean Cities Coalition helped the city make the CNG switch in 2012. Today Oklahoma has 102 CNG stations, with one every 100 miles along their interstate highways. So clearly CNG is laying claim to a bigger stake in the “sooner” state.