New CNG station opens Wednesday

Tracie Sullivan – The Spectrum

Several public officials showed up Wednesday morning at JR’s Truck Stop to take part in the ribbon cutting of a new Cedar City compressed natural gas fueling station.

“We applaud JR’s Truck Stop and Questar for their commitment to furthering this cleaner burning, domestic, affordable fuel,” said Robin Erickson, executive director for Utah Clean Cities. “Natural gas helps save motorists money and, with lower emissions, helps us all breathe easier.”

The second of its kind in Cedar City, JR’s Truck Stop natural gas refueling station is located at 2635 N. Freeway Drive just off exit 62 along Interstate-15.

The station is the 42nd station to be built in Utah and was made possible by a joint partnership with Utah Clean Cities and Questar Gas.

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Questar Gas at our truck stop,” said owner Eric Jenkins. “In addition to the many passenger NGVs (natural gas vehicle) on the road in Utah, we can see the future of more medium and heavy duty vehicles fueling at our station.”

CNG is typically stored in a tank at a pressure of 3,000 to 3,600 pounds per square inch in the trunk or in truck beds.

State Rep. Lowry Snow from Washington County discussed the choice he made to convert his truck to natural gas. (…)

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