Columbus planning 3rd CNG station on west side

Source: Columbus Business First

Columbus is closing in on its third compressed natural gas station.

Its existing CNG stations are on the city’s north and east side. This time, the west side will get its due at a site near the city’s refuse station at 1550 Georgesville Road near Interstate 270, city fleet administrator Kelly Reagan told me.

The land is under contract and the acquisition is expected to be voted on by Columbus City Council later this month. I’ll have more details when it is approved.

Columbus dedicated a $6.4 million CNG station at 2333 Morse Road on the north side Tuesday. It will open early next month and is the largest CNG station available for public use in Ohio, city staff say.

The city’s first station opened in April 2012 off Groves Road on the east side.

CNG is primarily used by large vehicles. The fuel is cheaper than gasoline or diesel, largely because of the abundance of domestic shale gas.