The City of Douglas Mayor and Board of Commissioners recently voted to convert (5) five Dodge Chargers and (1) one Freightliner Vehicle to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). City officials plan to convert more vehicles as time permits to help save on the fuel cost of the fleet of vehicles the city owns.
“We are committed to becoming a fuel efficient city and are setting an example by moving Douglas forward and transitioning some of our vehicles to run off Compressed Natural Gas,” says City Manager Terrell Jacobs. “With the new CNG fueling facility open in Douglas we have access to this clean burning alternative to gasoline and plan to slowly transition our fleet so we keep our vehicles on the road at a lower fuel cost.”
The City of Douglas Compressed Natural Gas facility opened in October. Compressed Natural Gas can be used in the place of gasoline, diesel fuel and propane/LPG. It is a domestic energy supply with 98% of its supply being produced in North America and is cleaner for the environment. Any existing gasoline vehicle can be converted to a dual-fuel (gasoline/CNG) vehicle. Currently, the city has a contract with Waste Industries to use the station and is open for public access. For more information about the Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station, please call the Natural Gas Department at 912-389-3427.