The CNG station will be on airport-owned property near Northwest 36th and West Mathis streets and is expected to be open by June or July, according to Airport Authority executive director John Wood. It will be the second one in the city of Lincoln but the first open to the public.
Initially, the Airport Authority also plans to purchase seven vehicles driven by methane to replace older units in its fleet and eventually reach 20 NGVs, said Wood to the newspaper Journal Star. “There is a lot of appeal to using CNG to power cars and trucks. It is greener, cheaper and more reliable,” he added.
Moreover, the Metropolitan Utilities District will be opening two compressed natural gas stations in Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city, by mid-2011 that will be also open to the public.