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Gabreski Airport Now Home to New Compressed Gas Facility

A natural compressed gas facility opened at the airport last week.

Westhampton's is now home to a new compressed natural gas station, which offers gas prices $1.50 to $2.00 less a gallon than diesel. It opened last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The facility, which was funded through a $15 million grant and is part of a joint collaboration between the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition, the U.S. Department of Energy and the office of the Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, is open 24/7 and is available to anyone with a Compressed Natural Gas car.

The U.S. Department of Energy, Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone hosted the grand opening of the new CNG station recently.

The station was funded by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009;  portion of GLICCC’s $15 million fund award from the U.S. Department of Energy (D.O.E.) was used for the project

Built by Suffolk County, the station uses ANGI Energy Systems fueling equipment supplied by Engineered Energy Solutions.

In addition, the station was designed by P.W. Grosser Consulting, and will be maintained and managed by Trillium.

With a portion of the funding, Suffolk County retrofitted three plow trucks to run on CNG, adding to their existing fleet of 31 CNG vehicles.

The Gabreski site is the second in Suffolk County; the first is located in Commack.

The total project cost will be $5,061,739, with the Department of Energy contributing $2,129,000 and Suffolk County accounting for $2,932,739 in cost share.

Do you own a compressed natural gas car? What do you like about it, dislike? Let our readers know in the comment section below.

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