GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An oil and gas well company, a local clean energy organization and other entities have put together an all-day Mesa-Garfield CNG Rolling Tour for this Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The tour, intended to educate attendees about the benefits of using compressed natural gas (CNG) either in fleet vehicles or personal cars and trucks, will be stopping at five locations between Grand Junction and here to show off the availability of fueling stations and a mechanic’s bay devoted to CNG vehicles.
The tour is to be jointly sponsored by Encana Oil and Gas (USA), which will be hosting the grand opening of its new CNG fueling station in Parachute, and Garfield Clean Energy (GCE), Swallow Oil Co. in Rifle, Berthod Motors of Glenwood Springs and Refuel Colorado Fleets, a one-year pilot project aimed at boosting awareness of CNG that is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Colorado Energy Office, among other sponsors.
The tour will begin at 8 a.m. at the Monument Fuels CNG Fueling Station, 2553 Riverside Parkway, operated by the city of Grand Junction and Monument Clean Fuels.
The tour will then stop at 11 a.m. at the Encana Natural Gas Fueling Station, 200 County Road 215 (Parachute Creek Road) to the north of I-70 exit 75; the Rifle Shell CNG Station, 101 Railroad Ave., from 2-2:30 p.m.; the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority maintenance facility at 2307 Wulfsohn Road from 3-3:45 p.m.; and the Berthod Motors CNG-capable vehicle service bay at the new dealership at 400 27th St. in South Glenwood Springs.
Along the way, attendees will hear about the lower fuel and maintenance costs and other advertised benefits of using CNG in a private or fleet vehicle.
According to organizers, the primary target market for the tour is regional businesses that have fleets that either already use CNG or that might be converted, and space on the tour is limited.
For more information contact www.garfieldcleanenergy.org or call 970-704-9200.