Oklahoma compressed natural gas (CNG) retailers recently gathered at OnCue Express in Billings, Okla., to celebrate their work in building at least one CNG station every 100 miles along Oklahoma interstates as part of the state’s first comprehensive energy plan.
Representatives from OnCue Express, Love’s Travel Stops, Tulsa Gas Technologies, Oklahoma Natural Gas and Sparq Natural Gas all joined together to celebrate a day that they claimed was more than 20 years in the making.
In 2011, Gov. Mary Fallin presented her inclusive Oklahoma First Energy Plan, a part of which requested the help of public-sector companies to build CNG infrastructure along Oklahoma highways and interstates. The first step of the plan specified that at least one CNG station was to be built every 100 miles along Oklahoma interstates by the end of 2015. Many stations already existed along those corridors, but several significant gaps still required attention.