Honda's new fuel station helps drive CNG market - ThisWeekNews

19, Honda and Trillium CNG held a grand opening for their local station at 24000 Honda Parkway, part of the Honda manufacturing campus. Also this week, IGS Energy and Renergy opened a public fueling station at state Route 61 and Interstate 71 in Marengo in Morrow County. "The infrastructure is getting really strong," said Sam Spofforth, executive director of Clean Fuels Ohio, an advocacy group that supports a shift away from gasoline as a motor fuel. The stations are part of an attempt by businesses and local governments to expand the use of natural gas, which costs less than gasoline and has fewer harmful emissions. Dublin, which also has CNG vehicles, opened a fuel station three years ago to serve city vehicles, but it also is open to public customers. Dublin officials have said the station went through 440,000 gasoline gallon equivalents of CNG fuel in 2014. Natural-gas vehicles account for a fraction of 1 percent of the cars and trucks on the road, with about 118,000 vehicles in 2011, the most... For passenger cars and trucks, only about 30 models run on CNG, or are "bi-fuel," meaning they can switch between gasoline and natural gas. Most of these are pickup trucks. Honda sold a version of the Civic that runs on natural gas from. Source: