Compressed Natural Gas Now Sold at Rockford Gas Station

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Another multimillion dollar project that's been four years in the making is finally a reality.

The Mobile Gas Station on SouthRock Drive is the first place in Rockford to sell compressed natural gas, which is cleaner and cheaper.

Compressed natural gas is mostly used in commercial vehicles, like Rock River Disposals new garbage trucks.

Rock River Environmental Services CEO John Lichty says within the next three years the company plans to have a fleet of 30 natural gas trucks.

"This being the first station in Winnebago County of its kind, it's groundbreaking. This opens the doors for our region and I think this is a model you will see a lot of people will try to follow as the go forward," Lichty said.

Lichty says in the future up to three gas stations could sell the alternative fuel in Rockford.

Also, the Rockford Mass Transit District is also looking into buying new buses powered by compressed natural gas.

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