NGVAmerica (NGVA), the Washington, DC-based trade association for the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector, on Tuesday launched a new Internet-based map of the nation's NGV fueling stations (www.ngvamerica.org/stations). The data will be updated monthly.
Called the NGVAmerica Station Analysis Map, its creators are calling it a "unique tool" that outlines the locations of compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling locations, noting stations in ranges of 100-, 400- and 600-mile ranges.
In addition to the range data, the NGVA map system features what it called the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on CNG and LNG fueling infrastructure, including station locations, accessibility and contact information derived from the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center.
The map is designed for use by both fleet operators and general consumers in making route and travel planning. "NGV industry leaders also will benefit from this tool, which can help to identify opportunities for new station construction and help to identify key markets," a NGVA spokesperson said.
NGVA President Matt Godlewski called the new map "an important addition to our online resources," noting it is designed to help industry leaders, fleet operators and consumers alike, promoting the use of natural gas in transportation.
“Clean Energy believes the new NGVAmerica map is a useful resource for the industry and shows the fueling infrastructure is clearly in place for U.S. fleets to make the switch to cleaner-burning and cost-efficient natural gas,” a spokesperson for California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. told NGI.
On its website Clean Energy maintains a map and station locator listing all of its stations, which are also included on NGVA’s resource that lists NGV stations by all companies.
The push for building out NGV fueling infrastructure is being accelerated by firms like Clean Energy and Trillium CNG, which have targets for opening several hundred new stations over the next two years (see Daily GPI, April 25).