Yael T. Abouhalkah

More KC motorists can pull up to the pump for compressed natural gas

The new Kansas City compressed natural gas station is similar to a fueling facility used by the Area Transportation Authority on 18th Street.
The new Kansas City compressed natural gas station is similar to a fueling facility used by the Area Transportation Authority on 18th Street. The Kansas City Star

Kansas City area motorists are gaining more options than just pulling up to a pump to use gasoline produced from oil.

On Monday, Kansas City opened another compressed natural gas fueling station.

The privately built and operated facility, at 5350 Municipal Ave., is open 24 hours a day and will fill city vehicles as well as private ones. It accepts major credit cards.

The use of compressed natural gas at the station will save taxpayers about $250,000 a year, city officials say.

One more positive point: Using the fuel creates less air pollution than gasoline.

To reach editorial page columnist Yael T. Abouhalkah, call 816-234-4887 or send email to abouhalkah@kcstar.com. Twitter @YaelTAbouhalkah.

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