Senator Orrin Hatch, Governor Gary Herbert, Utah Clean Cities Coalition and the Salt Lake Chamber’s Salt Shakers helped celebrate CH4 Energy’s new liquefied and compressed natural gas filling station.
The pumps, located at 2025 South 900 West in Salt Lake, are open to the public and provide enough gas for users to travel all the way to Las Vegas. This is significant for Utah as it brings more clean-burning vehicles through our state involved in interstate commerce. Before these stations were opened, shipments leaving the Ports of Los Angeles (where LNG is a popular fuel source), for example, were forced to change to diesel fueled tractor trailers in order to complete the journey.
LNG is a clean burning fuel which significantly benefits our air quality efforts and further utilizes a domestic and abundant fuel source found in Utah. CH4 Energy plans to open two more L/CNG stations this summer, one in Ogden and one in Southern Utah.