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Gas South to Open CNG Fueling Station

The station is located on Buford Highway.

Gas South is partnering with American Fueling Systems to help reduce Georgia’s carbon footprint with the opening of the state’s largest public Compressed Natural Gas fueling station.

The new station will open Oct. 11 to public and commercial vehicles at 4430 Buford Highway, Atlanta.  Gas South, Georgia’s fastest growing natural gas provider, is supplying the natural gas used to produce the CNG at the AFS station.

“Fueling automobiles with CNG costs about 50 percent less than gasoline or diesel,” Gas South President and CEO Kevin Greiner said. “This is just one way we are able to provide savings to our customers while greatly reducing pollution and our reliance on foreign oil.”

DeKalb County has already begun fueling some of its CNG garbage trucks at the station. Joining them at the pump soon will be AT&T and UPS service fleets.

“Compressed natural gas emits 20-29 percent less CO₂ and 90 percent fewer emissions than gasoline or diesel,” AFS President and CEO Rahim Charania said. “We are pleased to provide clean energy alternatives for the Atlanta region.”

In addition, the environmental benefits of CNG will help Gas South and DeKalb County continue their sustainability initiatives. On Oct 10, DeKalb will open the nation’s first renewable energy facility, which converts methane gas from county garbage into CNG that can be pumped into county vehicles. Gas South is a partner with DeKalb’s green initiatives.

Gas South now provides fuel for six of metro Atlanta’s seven public CNG stations, including facilities in Atlanta, Lithonia and Tucker.

-Gas South contributed this report.

Jordan Fox October 09, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Drove by this the other night. Thought it was already open. Seems like a great idea!
Brian Crowe October 09, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I probably won't be in the market for a new car for another 3-5 years, but I hope at that time there are enough CNG pumps around for me to go with a CNG car (and hopefully more cars besides the CNG Honda Civic). Given the supply here, I believe the price gap between gasoline and CNG is going to be around for years, and there is also the lower emissions of CNG. BTW, there is an unattended CNG station in Tucker, off of Mountain Industrial. Kind of hidden. It's operated by Clean Energy Fuels Inc. I also read that DeKalb County is going to sell to the public the nat gas it converts from landfill gases in Ellenwood.
Eddie E. October 09, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Brian, You can always convert what you're driving or even go 'dual fuel' (although that has some problems with space for the additional tanks. CNG is easier on the engine, all but eliminates the need for oil changes and produces no emissions to test.
yasir hussain April 05, 2013 at 05:52 PM
dear sir.i am sarching tha jobs in tha {cng pump}us opreter .any out off country my exp 7 year ,and my age 24 my colification under {FA} .

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