Colorado natural gas fueling stations get grants |

Colorado natural gas fueling stations get grants

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Western Colorado communities have been awarded total of nearly $800,000 in grants to increase the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

The Governor’s Energy Office is distributing the federal stimulus funds. Grand Junction is set to get $120,000 to complete a compressed natural gas fueling station for the city’s natural gas-powered fleet vehicles and other fleet vehicles.

A second grant of $675,285 will help Rocky Mountain Alternative Fueling develop a fueling station in Rifle near Interstate 70. The station will serve public fleet vehicles owned by Garfield County and Colorado Mountain College as well as other vehicles.

Both grants are conditional pending state and federal permits and other contracting requirements.