Ft. Wayne, Indiana — The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition and Constellation hosted a luncheon to celebrate the grand opening of Constellation’s new compressed natural gas (CNG) public fueling station in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Local dignitaries, including, City of Ft. Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, State Representative Randy Frye, District 67, and a representative from Governor Mike Pence’s administration congratulated Constellation on their 5th CNG station opening in Indiana, 7th in the Midwest, and celebrated the benefits of CNG as a domestically produced transportation fuel.
During the event, CNG station tours and fueling demonstrations were given where fleets running on CNG could fuel for the day at the special price of just $0.99 a gas gallon equivalent.
Kellie Walsh, executive director of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities state that “this station is the 26th public access compressed natural gas station in Indiana, offering public and private sector fleets a cleaner, cheaper long term solution to their fueling needs.”
“Congratulations to Constellation CNG on its new natural gas public fueling station,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “We appreciate Constellation’s commitment to proactive and innovative approaches to use best practices. Utilizing alternative fuels and technologies will assist us in our collective efforts to move Fort Wayne and the region forward in the right direction.”
Natural gas is an odorless, gaseous mixture of hydrocarbons—predominantly methane (CH4). It accounts for about a quarter of the energy used in the United States.
The United States natural gas resource base is the largest in the world and continues to grow as advanced technologies unlock vast quantities of natural gas from previously untapped formations. The production of cost-effective natural gas is dramatically reducing our country’s dependence on foreign oil and improving our energy security. As global oil supplies become scarcer, more expensive, and more prone to supply disruptions, we are uniquely poised to take advantage of our domestic supplies of natural gas to power our vehicles and our economy in the 21st century.
ABOUT GREATER INDIANA
The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition (Greater Indiana) was designated as a Clean Cities Coalition by the U.S. Department of Energy, August of 1999, covering 11 counties. Now serving two-thirds of Indiana’s public and private sector fleets, our mission is to be a resource for our member fleets in their deployment of alternative fuels and technologies.