U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities

Utah Celebrates Opening of 28th Public Access Natural Gas Fueling Station

August 13, 2010

Utah Clean Cities coalition and its stakeholders have marked the opening of the 28th public access new natural gas fueling station in St. George, Utah at Christensen Oil located at 344 E. Riverside Drive. This new business will be dispensing affordable, abundant, clean and domestic natural gas to the public.

Utah Clean Cities Coalition won an award for $14.9 million through the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Recovery Act. Robin Erickson, southern director for Utah Clean Cities noted the grant will provide 16 new CNG public access stations; upgrade 24 existing stations, adding 3 new LNG and biodiesel locations and 2 ethanol sites.

St. George Councilman Jon Pike, Utah Senator Stephen Urquhart, Kurt Christensen, co-owner of Christensen Oil, and Ron Jibson, President and CEO of Questar Corp., expressed their belief in the benefits of using natural gas as a vehicle fuel, helping Utah reduce its dependency on foreign oil, creating more jobs, cleaning the air and encouraging citizens to use the fuel and adopt idle reduction and carpooling strategies.  All these solutions will provide southern Utah with cleaner air.