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.